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18th July 2018: Thank you Melanoma UK and Rol Hawkins for your support in helping MelanomaMe. make this happen and working with Crisis on the 24th August 2018. 

Press release 18th July 2018
As the summer continues to hot up, MelanomaMe. a leading melanoma counselling and awareness service is offering a drop-in session to support national homelessness charity Crisis, to help homeless people become more aware of protecting their skin from harmful UV rays.

Working with Melanoma UK, a UK charity and patient advocacy group, Kerry, a co-founder of MelanomaMe explains: “In the past 15 months we have been raising the profile of skin cancers and melanoma within schools, workplaces and the beauty industry. We wanted to expand our services to helping people who are hard to reach, some being men, carers and homeless people who are unfortunately overexposed to UV. We discussed our thoughts with Gillian Nuttall from Melanoma UK who believed in the project and has kindly supported us by making a donation, so that we can provide sunscreen and education for the Homeless”
Gillian Nuttall from Melanoma UK said “We are delighted to support the work of MelanomaMe. Melanoma kills 2,500 people every year so we are happy to assist anything that raises awareness and protects our vulnerable people.”

Andrew Burnip, Director of Crisis Skylight Newcastle, said:
“”Rough sleeping is incredibly dangerous at any time of year, but as temperatures continue to soar, exposure to harmful UV rays, as well as dehydration and heat exhaustion pose particular risks for those forced to sleep on the streets. We’re very grateful to MelanomaMe for advising our clients on the dangers of exposure to the sun, and will continue to provide sun cream, hats and water to those in need.
“Ultimately though, no one should be facing these dangers when we know that homelessness can be ended, so we’re also asking people to join our campaign to end homelessness for good; email their local MPs asking them pledge their support to end homelessness; and help us ensure that in future, no one has to face these conditions again.”

 

As of the 3rd March 2018 we are officially up and running in our new premises .
15 Lowthian Terrace
Columbia
Washington
Tyne & Wear NE38 7BA
Click here view our rooms

January sees the launch of our new Skin-cancer Prevention in Families (SPF5 Star Awards.

For more information please leave a message stating which of our SPF 5* Awards you are inquiring about. Thank you. 

Beauty, Health & Well-being
Workplace
Sports & Leisure
Learning Institutions
Schools
Care and the community
  

We will only contact you regarding MelanomaMe. services.
The new guidelines for GDPR come into force 25th May 2018. MelanomaMe. holds data classified as “personal data” and “sensitive personal data” This information is held both manually and on computer. Where the company holds files or information on an individual, they are held on them to comply with the project requirements. They can view manual files by putting requests in writing giving a 24 hour notice. No information will be used for direct promotion or sold or passed to third parties unless agreed with the service user and in case of young people their parent’s consent. All information is stored securely in locked cabinets. All data held on computer is only accessible by authorised staff members via a password. Counselling information will be held under a coded correspondence that can’t be linked to a service users name or contact details. Personal information will be deleted from messages or emails and stored as above. Service user’s data will only be collected for the purpose of referral information and held for a maximum of 7 years after no longer accessing MelanomaMe’s services. All service users are given the option to opt out of email, telephone or text messages. Service users have the right to ask for their information to be taken of MelaonmaMe’s accessible data. However, counselling information will be kept securely filed as above and only accessed if the service user gives written permission, to which this will then be correctly destroyed after 7 years of the service users no longer accessing MelanomaMe’s services.

 

Sunderland echo articles Tuesday 26th December 2017: Tragic mam’s brave battle with skin cancer in her own words 

What is melanoma and how can Sunderland support group MelanomaMe help you?

 

Date: 11th August 2017

Click here to read Sunderland Echo’s MelanomaMe.’s  official launch article.

 

The Big Walk Fund Raising Event

Raising much needed funds to help maintain our non-profitable organisation that provides free counselling, support, group work, awareness sessions and holistic therapies to Melanoma patients and their family and friends.

 

MelanomaMe. Launch Event, Saturday 8th July 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm

SES –   The Co-Op Centre, Whitehouse Road, SR2 8AH City of Sunderland

MelanomaMe. would like to invite local organisations to the launch of our new project; supporting Melanoma patients and their families and friends.
This is also a networking opportunity for those organisations that wish to attend. Local MP Sharon Hodgson will be opening the event and refreshments will be included.

Kerry Rafferty & Elaine Taylor

Telephone: 0191 511 1391 
Mobile: 07799130078
Email:melanomame17@gmail.com

 

Seize the SUNday Event, 2nd July 2017

MelanomaMe. have kindly been invited to a taster event by Tiny Acorns Dance and Baby Massage to raise awareness of Melanoma and the need for sun protection (this will be done on a age appropriate basis)
There will be lots of activities for families to enjoy and participate in so please come along and enjoy a family day

Seize the SUNday 2nd July 2017. Find event on Facebook: Seize the SUNday

To find out more about Tiny Acorns Dance and Baby Massage click here

 

MelanomaMe. Launch Event, Saturday 8th July 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm

MelanomaMe. would like to invite local organisations to the launch of our new project; supporting Melanoma patients and their families and friends.
This is also a networking opportunity for those organisations that wish to attend.

Link to event