The Melanoma Fund is to benefit from donations totalling £1,000 from Marley, following the roofing experts’ highly successful ‘Safe in the Sun’ campaign. The initiative sought to highlight the negative effects of damaging sunrays such as premature skin ageing, heat exhaustion, melanoma and other forms of skin cancer, particularly for those in the construction industry working outdoors.
Marley has been championing safety in the sun for well over fifteen years. This year, the company’s ‘Safe in the Sun’ campaign saw it focus on three important lines of defence in the fight against sun-induced illness: covering up, sunscreen use and hydration. Marley created a ‘Safe in the Sun’ kit, designed especially for outdoor construction workers such as roofers, including a Marley-branded T shirt, sunscreen and water bottle. The kit was made available via the company’s website. Each time a kit was sent out, Marley pledged £1 for The Melanoma Fund, however the total raised for the charity will be boosted by the company to the tune of £1,000.
Commenting on its support for the Melanoma Fund, Marley’s Marketing Manager, Daniel Redfern, said: “With the British Journal of Cancer revealing that construction workers represent a high proportion of deaths from melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, this is clearly a serious issue. The Melanoma Fund is on a mission to make people aware of the risks of UV exposure and the importance of regular skin checking, leading to an earlier diagnosis. Collaboration between Marley and this hard-working charity is therefore plainly a good fit, and I’m over the moon that we can make this contribution to their work.
“The money will help the charity to push forward with its three prevention campaigns in 2022 and raise awareness for those at the highest risk. Here at Marley we look forward to working with the Melanoma Fund on an ongoing basis to boost the sun safety message further.”
Michelle Baker, CEO of the Melanoma Fund, said: “We’re very grateful to Marley for this generous donation. Those who work outdoors, such as roofing contractors, really are on the front line when it comes to sun damage, including the risk of melanoma. Many can also underestimate the importance of sun protection, so we’re pleased to see Marley taking the issue seriously, giving advice to the industry to ensure workers are educated and encouraged to create better habits.
“Although melanoma is deadly and hard to detect, it is preventable with good habits, and if recognised and treated early, it is almost 100% curable. The good news is that experts believe 4 out of 5 cases of skin cancer caused by UV exposure could be prevented if robust precautions were taken.”
Alongside availability of the ‘Safe in the Sun’ kit on its website, Marley included no-nonsense advice to make sure its customers were aware of the potential risks, and were properly protected throughout the summer. An all-encompassing approach made sure that all bases were covered and that every aspect of sun safety was included.
For further details on Marley’s Safe in the Sun campaign or any of the company’s products, please visit www.marley.co.uk