In 2007, Gill had attended several medical appointments with Jon Herron, a family friend who had been originally diagnosed with melanoma back in 2002.  When it became apparent that Jon was not going to survive the disease, Gill started to do some fundraising and awareness of melanoma.  In 2012, after many years of volunteering and fundraising she decided that it was time to take the organisation out into the world, and Melanoma UK was born.  Gill is very much a people person and is very often one of the  first people  that patients and carers will speak to when they first make contact.


Diane is the Liverpool arm of Melanoma UK and became a melanoma patient advocate for us in 2013 following the death of her young niece, Claire. In 2016, building on more than 25 years in the corporate world and a further 10 years of running her own business Diane became our Corporate Partnership Director. Although Diane has no medical training, her wealth of business acumen combined with her contagious enthusiasm, extraordinary energy and dedication to help others means she is an unstoppable force for Melanoma UK.


Mike is Melanoma UK's right hand man.  Through his support of  Gill,  Mike said "We were all good friends with Jon and we miss him very much. I just knew that when Jon passed away, Gill would find something good from what had happened and she did. Melanoma UK is proof of what Jon meant to so many people and just how hard she has worked to take this further. I started off by doing the 3 Peaks challenge which was great fun."

Mike is the first port of call for any of our fundraisers who need packs, shirts, vests, merchandise and carries out all the organisation admin.


Andy has been friends with the Nuttall family for a long time. Andy's niece had a melanoma removed a number of years ago. Andy decided to get involved with the group and is now a vital member of the team.

"I didn't really need much persuading to get involved. It was absolutely the right thing for me to do. Like Mike, I've done the 3 Peaks and am very involved in the events side of things, organising collections, quiz nights, golf days and 5 a side competitions.  I've done the Manchester 10k to fundraise. Raising awareness of melanoma and funds to research better treatments have become an important part of my life."

Andy does a lot of fundraising for Melanoma UK, attending many of our events, as well as his own full-time job.


Joann is one of the support workers at Melanoma UK. Jo has personal experience of Melanoma, having lost her husband Terry to the disease in 2011. Jo is a vital part of the team, running a support group Life After Melanoma which she set up to support bereaved families. Whilst she concentrates a lot of her efforts in the support of others, Jo is still very much involved in fundraising and has done abseils, runs, walks etc and has attended many fund raising functions.