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Don’t Get Caught Out by Cancer Campaign

Sun awareness talkOur Don’t Get Caught Out by Cancer campaign allows us to share the knowledge of the dangers of being exposed to UV rays and the damage they can do to your skin. We cover how to prevent skin cancer with sun protection, sunscreen handouts, information about signs and symptoms and screening opportunities.

Have an event we can attend?

We are always on the lookout for events that we can attend to promote our stay safe in the sun message. If you have an event that you’d like us to attend to help keep the Yorkshire cricket community safe in the sun then simply email Sophie on or call her on 07470 057493 to get your date in our diary.

How to #StaySafeInTheSun

  • Avoid the strongest rays of the day between 11am and 3pm
  • Cover up with wide brimmed hats and t-shirts with sleeves
  • Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 – Don’t forget about covering your ears, hands, feet, shoulders, and behind the neck
  • Re-apply your sunscreen every 2 hours


Basic facts

  • Cases of malignant melanoma skin cancer in Yorkshire have increased by 170% over the past 25 years
  • Malignant melanoma is the second most common cancer in the age group 15-34
  • The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 80% of lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood
  • Malignant melanoma is the 5th most common cancer in the UK
  • 1,025 people in Yorkshire were diagnosed with melanoma during 2013
  • One blistering sunburn can double the risk of getting melanoma later in life
  • Sustaining five or more sunburns in youth increase lifetime melanoma risk by 80%
  • We recommend that people use sunscreen with protection against UV-B and UV-A rays with an SPF 30 or higher
  • 86% of malignant melanomas in the UK are linked to exposure to the sun and from sunbeds
  • 527 people are diagnosed with cancer every week in Yorkshire

  • Join Team Yorkshire and play your part in helping the people of Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
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