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Protecting people from the sun

A free online course which highlights the importance of protecting people from the sun is being backed by a local MP.

Former Shadow health spokesperson Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is supporting the work of the Melanoma Fund which is the UK's leading provider of sun protection resources for individuals, sports groups and outdoor clubs.

During Sun Awareness Week (May 6-9) the organisation launched the UK's first sun safety course which is designed to elevate standards in sun safety education and skin cancer prevention.

The course, "Sunguarding: Sun and heat protection for sports and outdoor recreation", has been developed especially for those who work with people outdoors, from aspiring to existing professionals. 

Using practical strategies and insights, it provides the knowledge and skills required to mitigate the risks of UV exposure, ensuring the safety and well-being of sports and outdoor activity leaders, professionals and participants. 

Until now, sun and heat protection have not been integrated into the university syllabus for students studying sports and outdoor recreation. However, the Melanoma Fund’s course will be available in a flexible PowerPoint format, designed specifically for lecturers, enabling them to weave it into their work. 

For further information visit: 

https://www.melanoma-fund.co.uk/sun-and-heat-protection-course/

Pictured - Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

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