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Sun safety advice from Macmillan at Netherfield

Free information and support on sun safety and cancer is coming to Netherfield next week.

The UK’s largest cancer support charity Macmillan will be offering its services directly to the people in the borough next week, as they visit the town’s Victoria Retail Park.

On Friday, August 17, Macmillan Cancer Support’s very own mobile service will be visiting the retail park from 9am to 4pm to give the local community the chance to receive free information and advice from cancer information and support specialists.

Throughout the day, the Macmillan team, who will be on one of their roadshow buses at the park, will be encouraging anyone who has concerns or worries relating to cancer to drop in, specifically sun safety and skin cancer, now that summer has arrived.

This service is not just limited to those living with the disease, but carers and loved ones of those suffering too.

Ameer Majidi, Marketing Manager at Victoria Retail Park, said: “It’s great that we’re able to welcome the Macmillan East Midlands team to the park next Friday.


Macmillan Cancer Support makes such a difference to thousands of people all over the country and even if they can help just one shopper at Victoria Retail Park, it would be a fantastic result.

“We hope having these types of visitors to the park will urge members of the general public, who are concerned about their health or someone else’s, to stop by for a chat to with the friendly team.”

Julie Banks, from the Macmillan mobile information team, said: “Most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun.

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This may be long term exposure, or short periods of intense sun exposure and burning. Using sunbeds can also increase your risk.

“Our team will be on hand to answer questions about sun safety and for any other cancer-related queries throughout the day.”

 

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