RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY / REGISTERED CHARITY: 1150048
WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE HELP US TO STOP SKIN CANCER TAKING MORE LIVES. WE ARE HUGELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Our Fundraising EventsGetting Involved
LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN
AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN
At Skcin we are dedicated to preventing
skin cancer through education...
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!
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!
ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS
ARE CAUSED BY OVER
EXPOSURE TO UV
That means that almost all skin cancers
are preventable by being sun savvy!
THAT'S WHY SKCIN ARE
DEDICATED TO PROMOTING
Through national educational,
accreditation schemes, campaigns,
partnerships and initiatives...
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.
Ways to donate to Skcin; The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity
Charity Registration No. 1150048
Your support is hugely appreciated. Below you will find information on how to donate securely on-line or by sending a cheque to us. Should you wish to get in touch first, donate via an alternative method, or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. Contact Skcin
Donate Securely on-line:
You can donate directly to Skcin on-line through JustGiving which is a trusted site that provides thousands of charities a secure way to donate any amount of money. If you are a UK tax payer, you can also, simply claim Gift Aid and significantly increase the value of your donation.
Gift Aid is a way for charities to increase the value of monetary gifts from UK taxpayers by claiming back the basic rate tax paid by the donor on the donation. It can increase the value of your donations by a quarter at no extra cost to you, so please remember to tick the Gift Aid box.
Click here to donate to Skcin via JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/skcin/Donate/
We are also listed on Virgin Money Giving, to donate via their site go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/skcin.
Donate by cheque:
Should you wish to send a cheque, please send it to our registered office detailed below. Cheques should be made payable to SKCIN and be sent to:
The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity (Skcin),
1a Mabel Grove, West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2 5GT.
If your child attends either a primary or pre-school setting, please recommend our Sun Safe Schools and/or Sun Safe Nurseries national accreditation schemes. Both initiatives are completely free, comprehensive learning tools available to all primary schools and pre-schools across the UK. If you can encourage just one or more school to get involved in the scheme, all those children will benefit from learning to enjoy the sun safely - not just now, but for the rest of their lives. Both schemes help to ensure that our children are adequately protected against UV during school hours, help schools develop a suitable sun safe policy and most importantly, potentially life saving information is extended to the parents and families of each child - creating a huge reach for our sun safe messaging.
If you would like to find out more about the schemes, please follow the links below. If you would like to crack straight on with getting your child's school on board, please download the following parent information to hand in to your school.
Download parent information
If you would like to talk to someone about how you may be able to assist get more schools in your local area or further afield on board or require further information or assistance from Skcin, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Sun Safe Schools scheme for primary schools
Find out more about the Sun Safe Nurseries scheme for pre-school settings
Visit the Sun Safe Schools Website
Visit the Sun Safe Nurseries Website
Skcin have also developed a national accreditation scheme for employees and employers of outdoor workers. To find out more about the scheme and comprehensive resources click here
Visit the Sun Safe Workplaces website: www.sunsafeworkplaces.co.uk
There isn't a 'Fun' in Fundraising for nothing, whilst we are very grateful for any ways in which you can raise funds for the charity ideally it should be fun and something you enjoy doing and are committed to. Whether you are doing something quick and relatively easy or something that takes a little longer and may be more difficult to plan and execute, have FUN!. There are countless things you can choose to do, just google 'fundraising ideas' - it's endless, or perhaps you have your own ideas! Here are just a few from us to help get your creative juices flowing!
There are many fun ways to raise money for charity, whether alone, with a group of friends, in the workplace or by taking part in an event, every penny can make a difference! Here's some ideas and tools to help you, help us.
Quick Hit - some ideas that are relatively easy to set up and organise...
Raffle (maybe ask local organisations if they would be willing to contribute prize donations), Swear box/tin (can soon mount up the funds), Dress-up/down day (maybe with a sun theme, why not get people to dig out their most hideous Hawaiian shorts and wear them for the day in aid of a very good cause!), Cake baking and sales or a charity car wash event - the options are quite literally, limitless!
Sporting Support - get sponsors to spur you on...
Run in a race, there are lots of running races you can enter to raise sponsorship funds for the charity, from Marathon, Half-Marathon to 10K races and shorter walks. The Runners World website has lists of races near and far, and even has training plans to help you on your way -
check it out here!
Similarly you could be tempted by a triathlon, coast to coast walk, rowing across the channel (if you are feeling very adventurous), or maybe an organised challenge, a number of companies do arrange such events like Global Adventure Challenges
Doing something challenging either by yourself or with a group of friends can be great fun, be inventive, be brave and be amazed at how much you can raise if you set your mind to it!
DOWNLOAD A SKCIN SPONSORSHIP FORM HERE
Make the most of your fundraising efforts by printing out our sponsorship form. This will allow you to keep track of all your off-line sponsorship, making it easier to collect in the money post event. Taking your form with you everywhere you go in the lead up to your event, also means that you are always well equipped to get your friends, family, neighbours, and colleagues to show their support and sponsor you.
Download Sponsorship form
SET UP A FUNDRAISING PAGE SO THAT YOUR SUPPORTERS CAN DONATE DIRECTLY TO SKCIN ON-LINE AND CLAIM GIFT AID:
Setting up a fundraising page via JustGiving, means that you can ask people to sponsor you, instantly, securely and take benefit of Gift Aid which increases any donation made by 25% at no additional cost to you.
Your fundraising page will also give you access to many useful tools, like your personal TEXT donate code and offers great advice to ensure you are maximising your fundraising potential.
To set up your page or for more information follow this link:
Getting involved with Skcin can help your company by...
• Creating a positive brand association that can help enhance your company's image.
• Motivating staff to become involved in team fundraising events.
• Setting you apart from your competitors.
• Showing a demonstrable commitment to corporate social responsibility.
• Creating opportunities to reach new markets.
Corporate partnerships are a core part of our funding strategy at Skcin and as such, we work very closely with companies to ensure we have a two way relationship and are attentive to your needs as a commercial enterprise.
Corporate donations/support can be given in a number of ways...
These are very much appreciated and help significantly towards us continuing our work to raise awareness of the dangers of over exposure to UV, sun safety and the early detection of skin cancers and ultimately help us save lives. Companies can also benefit from the Gift Aid Scheme and receive tax relief on any donation made to Skcin by deducting the amount of the donation from profits prior to calculating corporate tax at the end of the financial year.
Charity of the Year
Working with Skcin as your Charity of the Year will bring a positive impact to your company and encourage a sense of unity amongst your workforce and giving them a chance to work together on something outside of their daily routine and create a culture of cooperative working across departments and teams. Skcin can offer support and help to ensure any fundraising activities are a success.
Gifts in Kind
Other ways to help out the charity include donating shares; this is an attractive proposition for companies as individuals who give shares to charity are entitled to claim back full tax relief against the value of those shares.
Tax relief is available to UK taxpayers donating shares and securities listed on the UK Stock Market, the Alternative Investment Market, and recognised stock exchanges overseas. It is also available for units in a UK unit trust, shares in a UK open-ended investment company (OEIC), and some similar foreign investments.
It is not just monetary donations that help us, donating gifts that can be used as raffle or auction prizes at charity events is a fantastic way of making a contribution and can really boost our fundraising efforts.
Fundraising gives staff common goals, a sense of shared pride and increases team spirit. Events can be anything from a staff dress down day to a corporate golf event, dinner, or an auction. These are fantastic ways of getting staff involved.
Payroll giving, or Give As You Earn (GAYE) is a very simple scheme that allows you to give to Skcin directly from your salary. It is tax-efficient because donations are deducted from your gross pay.
If your employer offers payroll giving you simply authorise them to deduct regular charitable donations from your pay. Your employer then pays these donations to a payroll giving agency approved by HM Revenue & Customs. The agency then distributes the money to Skcin. The agreed donation is deducted from your pay before you pay tax, which means that tax relief is included in your donation at your top rate of tax. For example, if you decide to donate £10, only £8 comes out of your salary and the rest is paid by the tax man.
Payroll giving helps Skcin to keep our administration costs down meaning we can make the very best use of your donation. To set up, ask your employer's payroll department. If they do not offer a scheme why not suggest that they start one? It's easy and inexpensive to run. They can find out more by visiting www.hmrc.gov.uk/payrollgiving
Cause Related Marketing
Research shows that these days, few companies can afford not to implement a cause-related marketing (CRM) campaign. Cause related marketing initiatives tie a company and charity together to drive sales and market an image, product or service.
• Increased perception of the 'value for money' of your brand.
• Positive PR opportunities.
• Positive association with a dynamic national charity brand.
• Drive customer footfall into your store/online with an innovative campaign.
• Build trust and loyalty of your brand.
• Strengthen your brand awareness with a key point of differentiation.
• Generate revenue and a sales uplift.
• The chance to make a tangible difference and really save lives from a cancer that is largely preventable.
Should you wish to discuss or get involved with any of the above corporate support opportunities, please get in touch: email@example.com
Since gaining charitable status, Skcin have hosted many charity events to raise money to help us achieve our goals. From black tie balls, to Nightwalks, we have raised significant amounts due to the generosity and support of many individuals and companies. Our events are renowned at putting the 'fun' into fundraising, so why not join us and support Skcin at our next event and spread the word to your world.
Black Tie Events
Since gaining charitable status, Skcin have hosted many charity events, both large and small to raise money to help us achieve our goals. However, we are most renowned for our black tie balls having hosted five events since our launch for over 300 guests. Our famously themed evenings from Viva Las Vegas to Mamma Mia and Boogie Wonderland with red carpet champagne receptions, sumptuous fine dining, fabulous live entertainment during and after dinner have ensured our supporters join us again and again, helping Skcin raise almost £100,000 due to their incredible generosity and support.
The Nottingham Nightwalk
Held in 2013 and 2014 over 400 supporters have joined Skcin in lighting the night in the fight against skin cancer. The Nottingham Nightwalk is a 7 mile Nightwalk - each mile represnting one of the seven people that die from skin cancer in the UK. Starting with a lap of the Nottingham Forest Football Club pitch, walkers dare to bare thier flesh and light themselves up as the Nightwalk begins its dazzling procession through and around the bustling city of Nottingham.
In just 2 events, the Nottingham Nightwalk has raised a massive £53,000 due to the generosity, and support of friends, family, colleagues and corporate supporters.
Click here to view the gallery of photos.
If you think you can help us in any way, or have a particular skill you think may be useful to us please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are always glad of an extra pair of hands or an extra head! You can help us by promoting the charity and sun safety and skin cancer messages in your local area. We have resources to help you do this and can provide free information to hand out and charity collection buckets for your use if desired.
If you are interested in volunteering some of your time please contact:
Leaving a donation in your will to help us with our work is a wonderful way to leave a legacy that will help the lives of others and prevent unnecessary suffering. More and more people are choosing to support us in this way, which allows us to plan future activities and create continuous campaigns with your donation that will help save lives in the fight against skin cancer.
How to leave a legacy/will donation
The main thing to ensure is that your will includes our full charity name and registered office
address and our registered charity number:
Skcin; The Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity
Charity Registration No. 1150048
Registered Office: 1a Mabel Grove, West Bridgford, Nottingham. NG2 5GT.
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