Message from the founder of Melanoma UK, Gill Nuttall.
“When I first went to a hospital appointment with Jon, it struck me what a lovely place it was. That might seem a strange thing to say about a hospital, especially one dealing with such serious illness, yet everyone there was there for the same reason, they were being treated, diagnosed, recovering etc.
As Jon’s treatment progressed and it became clear what a difficult place he was in, I made up my mind to do something that really mattered and try to make a difference to the sufferers of melanoma.
In April 2007, Melanoma UK inc Factor 50 was launched and has grown considerably. We have helped and supported so many people, friends, family, patients, families of patients and the growth of Melanoma UK has been astonishing. I love the work this involves and it has gone far beyond what I ever imagined. The aim initally was to raise funds and awareness of the disease, but we are now so much more than that. We do so much more. Amongst our work is the work we undertake with NICE and Melanoma UK is part of the parliamentary melanoma task force. We make a real difference and we are very proud of that.
Skin cancer and melanoma affects families in a way you can’t imagine. After seeing how Jon and his family were affected, I knew we had to do something positive.”
Our mission statement
At Melanoma UK it is our challenge and desire to give patients and their families much needed support during the very difficult times faced upon diagnosis.
We aim to get them access to the best care available and support them throughout the journey.
Patients, families, carers and clinicians are at the heart of our work. We are passionate about our work and will work tirelessly to get results.