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About Skcin

About Skcin

LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN
AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN

At Skcin we are dedicated to preventing
skin cancer through education...

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SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST
COMMON CANCER IN THE UK

Skin cancer kills more people in the UK
than Australia - the UV capital of the world!

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RATES OF SKIN CANCER
ARE RISING FASTER THAN
ANY OTHER CANCER

and it is now one of the biggest cancer
killers in the 15-34 age group!

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ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS
ARE CAUSED BY OVER
EXPOSURE TO UV

That means that almost all skin cancers
are preventable by being sun savvy!

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THAT'S WHY SKCIN ARE
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING
PREVENTION AND
EARLY DETECTION

Through national educational,
accreditation schemes, campaigns,
partnerships and initiatives...

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OUR OBJECTIVE:
TO REVERSE THE SOARING
RATES OF SKIN CANCER FOR
OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Knowledge is power. It's time to make
a change. Education is key, a culture
change is required and that's our mission.

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Read Karen's StoryKaren Clifford - the 'KC' in Skcin
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Karen Clifford passed away on New Year's Eve 2005 after a courageous battle against skin Cancer. When the disease was diagnosed, Karen's family knew little to nothing about skin cancer - public knowledge was limited, information was disparate and not easy to find and the disturbing facts compelling. Realising that skin cancer rates were soaring, ignorance booming and that most cases are preventable, Karen's family, with help from medical professionals, set out to fill the mammoth void that existed in skin cancer awareness, prevention and early detection in the UK.

Since gaining charitable status in 2006, Skcin have learned a great deal. Our countless meetings, seminars, partnerships, initiatives, campaigns, national and international conferences and parliamentary activities, combined with our relationships with medical professionals, skin cancer specialists, other UK charities and organisations has resulted in a well-rounded depth of experience and knowledge that lead us to more precisely define our key objectives and ultimate goals.

As a result, Skcin firmly believe that in order to reverse the soaring rates of skin cancer, education on a national level is paramount. By targeting key higher risk groups via bespoke initiatives, we cannot only work toward the prevention of over 80% of all skin cancer cases, but also promote the vital early detection of the disease.

Our dedicated, bespoke and diverse national accreditation schemes, campaigns and initiatives are designed to do just that. Our mission now is to ensure their continued development, longevity and participation, impacting significantly on our future generations, saving many lives and much suffering.

We are a small charity, with big aspirations, punching well above our weight, but since our humble beginnings, we feel immensely proud of our achievements, which have given the subject of skin cancer and sun safety in this country, a giant kick up the backside! Throughout our journey, we have been blessed with incredible support from many individuals and organisations for which we are hugely grateful. If you, like us are passionate about making a difference and would like to get involved, we welcome with open-arms any support that can help us achieve our goals, please get in touch.

Skcin; The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity. Charity Registration No.1150048
Registered Office: 1a Mabel Grove, West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2 5GT.
Contact: charlotte.fionda@skcin.org

Sun Safe Schools
Sun Safe Schools
National primary school accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach children and assist schools and parents on the importance of sun safety
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Sun Safe Nurseries
Sun Safe Nurseries
National pre-school accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach children and assist settings and parents on the importance of sun safety
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Sun Safe Workplaces
Sun Safe Workplaces
National workplace accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach outdoor workers and employers the importance of sun safety
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Virgin Holidays
Virgin Holidays
Skcin have partnered with Virgin Holidays to target the most difficult ‘at risk’ group of holiday makers and active tan seekers for all year round awareness
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Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Booklet
Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Booklet
Download all you need to
know in one handy little book
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Sunbeds Can Cause Melanoma!
Sunbeds Can Cause Melanoma!
Sunbeds are not safe - fact! Find
out the truth and misconceptions
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Skin Cancer - The Warning Signs
Skin Cancer - The Warning Signs
Learn how to check your skin and
what you should be looking for...
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Am I at risk of Skin Cancer
Am I at risk of Skin Cancer
Learn about your skin type level
of associated risk and protection...
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Solar UV Radiation - The Facts
Solar UV Radiation - The Facts
Know your UVA from UVB - learn
how UVR can cause skin cancer
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