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Welcome to our website. We hope you find what you need here, and if you don’t, please let us know. A bit about us: Melanoma UK is a patient support group, set up in 2007.   The group was initially known as Factor 50 and was set up in memory of Jon Herron, a young man from Larne in Northern Ireland who sadly passed away in May 2008.

In the autumn of 2013, we became Melanoma UK in order to demonstrate the work and the reach we have throughout the UK. Melanoma UK is now part of the parliamentary melanoma task force team and stakeholders with NICE. We also attend various meetings with different pharmaceutical companies and are part of various study groups and advisory boards.

We recognise that patient support is vital to many patients and families and we offer support to as many people as we can. Melanoma continues to dominate the lives of many, as 13,000 people are diagnosed each year and sadly over 2,000 people die of this dreadful disease.

If you wish to make a donation please click visit our Just giving page

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ANDY FLOWER OBE – AMBASSADOR

England Cricket coach and legend Andy Flower announced in the summer of 2011, his Ambassadorial role for Factor 50.

Andy underwent surgery for melanoma in 2010 and commenting on his role said:-  “When Gill approached  me to ask for my support it wasn’t a difficult decision for me at all.   I wish the team at Factor 50 much success and am delighted to be associated with them’

Gill Nuttall said – “I am over the moon that a legend such as Andy Flower has agreed to lend his  support to our cause – Skin Cancer is increasing in the UK faster than at any time and our campaign this summer is to get everyone to slap on the Factor50 and enjoy their summer holidays safe in the knowledge that they are at least protected.

 


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