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Widower hopes to protect youngsters from skin cancer

Harry Townsend

A man from East Grinstead who lost his wife to skin cancer hopes to protect children from the disease.

Harry Townsend’s launching a free online resource, the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, after his wife, Myfanwy, died 15 years ago after developing malignant melanoma.

Figures show hospital admissions for skin cancer rose in England by 40-per-cent between 2007 and 2011, from 88k to 123k.

A rise in people taking cheap holidays abroad and more people seeing a tan as a positive fashion statement are being blamed for the increase.

Speaking with Bright FM earlier, Harry told us about his wife, Myfanwy:

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