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Publication date:- 2017-07-04

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Formby Hall Golf Club's Skin Cancer Drive

FORMBY Hall Golf Club (FHGC) has officially announced Melanoma UK, the UK's leading skin cancer support group, as their charity partner for 2017/18.

Incoming Club Captain Alan Wix and Lady Captain Hannah Sykes made the decision to work with the charity after Hannah was diagnosed with melanoma in 1999 and given a 50/50 chance of surviving 5 years.

Hannah underwent intense surgery and treatment for 5 years and since then has had a number of basal cell carcinomas removed.

The new Lady Captain commented:- "As a keen golfer I'm anxious to spread awareness of the dangers of the sun especially to people playing sport when it may be forgotten in their endeavour to win.  Melanoma UK are a relatively new charity to the club and we are excited to hear that they are opening a local branch in Liverpool.  What was more exciting to hear when we met with Melanoma UK's CEO, Gillian Nuttall and the Corporate Partnership Director, Diane Cannon, was their plan to use any money we raise towards funding a melanoma research post in the City.  It is wonderful to be able to show people where their money has gone; this makes a real difference.  We are very much looking forward to teaching Diane how to drive a golf buggy and distribute sunscreen to all our golfers, heightening awareness of sun damage during the numerous events we have this year and next."

Gillian Nuttall, CEO of Melanoma UK added:- "Golfers spend a significant amount of time outdoors so they are definitely at a higher risk than the average person and can be exposed to the sun for many hours.  We're delighted to see that Formby Hall Golf Club are highlighting the need for sunscreen, sensible clothing and head gear whilst playing golf."

Recent statistics show that the number of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is 5 times higher than it was 40 years ago.

Malignant melanoma is now the 5th most common cancer in the UK and more than 2,000 people die from the disease each year.

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'King of Pop' The Ledged Continues

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Making sure you have a Healthy Home
British Dietetic Association supports findings of House of Lords Committee report
Illicit alcohol and tobacco worth £11,000 seized
Will the real native hedgehog please stand up?
RMT hits back over Merseyrail claims
Non Grand National race goers urged to plan their journeys ahead of rail strike
Takeaway culture in North West putting families' health at risk
Male suffers facial injuries in knife incident
Increased Awareness Call for Pancreatic Cancer in the North West
Work underway on new £7 million food hub
Unity Theatre unveils re-opening programme
24th Annual Event Attracts 5,000 Runners
Roll up, roll up and be part of Sgt Pepper celebrations
HMRC launches new Fraud Hotline
Arrest in suspected £3.8m offshore Tax fraud
The UK Choir Festival Brings Unique Singing Experience to The North West
A Decade of Making Waves
British Dietetic Association supports findings of House of Lords Committee report
Car damaged by suspected firearms discharge
Rick Astley has performed to a packed out Empire Theatre
Formby Hall Golf Club's Skin Cancer Drive
Proper guidance needed for families affected by new welfare cuts for 3rd and subsequent children
146th Open Hospitality teams up with Liverpool FC legend Kenny Dalglish
Local Cricket Club's want you to cast their vote for them in "Bowled Over"
Suspected arson attack on young family
Liverpool pupil's charity club raises nearly £3,000
Workshop program announced for Liverpool's International Physical Theatre Festival

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Mel C plays to home audience

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Our 2 Top Twitter Pole Results this week

OUR main Twitter pole results for this week was:- "Should shops fully close on Good Friday as they did in the past?" Result:- "Yes" = 53%, "No" = 38%, "Don't Know" 7% and "Don't Care" 7%. Other pole:- "Are you on holiday on Good Friday this year?" 91% = "Yes" and "No" = 9%.

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