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ECB Guidance for clubs on Sun Safety

Taking part, or watching, outdoor summer sports can mean that young skin is subjected to ‘prolonged sun exposure’ which can result in sunburn, even on a cloudy day.

Figures from Cancer Research UK show that the incidence of melanoma in the UK is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s; more than 13,000 people develop melanoma each year, compared with around 1,800 in the mid-1970s.

The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 80% of lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood and that just one blistering sunburn can double the risk of getting melanoma later in life.

The ECB Supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

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Compton House Cricket Club is proud to be working with the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

Compton House Cricket Club are proud to have a thriving youth section and provide a comprehensive programme of youth coaching for our members.

Girls and boys from ages 6-10 are welcome to join our coaching session. These are held at the club every Thursday evening between 6 and 8pm.

All our sessions are managed and run by our team of ECB registered and qualified coaches.

Our main aim is to ensure that cricket is fun and rewarding and everone is encouraged to develop their skills at their own pace and in a safe environment.

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Working with 'Get to Know Cancer' to kick sunburn into touch

When we received an invite from ‘Get to Know Cancer’ to partner with them on their regular pop-up stand at Tottenham Hotspur for their last home game of the season against Hull City, we jumped at the chance.

Get to Know Cancer works in collaboration with NHS England Transforming Cancer Services Team for London and has partnered with other cancer charities to raise awareness and ensure fans attending THFC matches are made aware of the ways to prevent and spot cancer.

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Great Ponton pupils look cool in the sun

Youngsters at Great Ponton Primary School have been learning about the dangers of the sun and how to protect themselves as part of a national campaign.

Headteacher Jon Clack said: The message is to wear the correct clothes, sun hats, sunglasses and sun cream and encourage children to be safe in the sun by making use of shade and plenty of water. This launch was supported by the Youth Sport Trust and our local sports charity Inspire+.

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Tottenham Hotspur - Blowing the Whistle on Sunburn

The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code is a sun protection initiative designed for outdoor activity leaders.

The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code was devised by ‘Get to know cancer’s charity partner, the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund.

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 16) , for our last home game of the season against Hull City, volunteers from the charity will join the ‘Get to know cancer’ nurses and activists at the ‘Get to know cancer’ market stall on Tottenham Square, where fans can get information on the signs and symptoms of skin cancer and advice on how to protect themselves and their children from the sun.

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Adderley Primary School Accredited Supporter

Adderley Primary School is now an accredited supporter of the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, a fantastic nationwide sun awareness and protection initiative.

Devised by the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund, the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code (OKSSC) is partnered with the Youth Sport Trust, the Association for Physical Education (AfPE), the Child Protection in Sport Unit and sports coach UK. Following its launch in 2014, the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code has increased its support to over 80 national governing bodies and outdoor activity groups.

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Blow the whistle on sunburn this summer

The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code is a sun protection initiative designed for outdoor activity leaders.

The Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code was created by the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund and is the only free accredited sun protection initiative for all those who work outdoors with children. Partnered with the Youth Sport Trust, Association for Physical Education (AfPE), Child Protection in Sport Unit and Sports Coach UK, it is now supported by over 80 national governing bodies of sport (NGBs), county sports partnerships and a wide variety of outdoor and coaching organisations.

Among other organisations, London Sport have also pledged our support for the initiative. Gary Palmer, the Strategic Lead for Children and Young People at London Sport said: “Our mission is to help inspire more people to be physically active. Londoners of all ages, including young people, often take part in sport and physical activity outdoors. Being aware of sun safety is key to ensuring the care and well-being of young people participating outdoors. That’s why we have pledged our support to the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code and will promote and advocate the campaign through our networks across the capital.”

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AHOEC supports the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

The AHOEC is delighted to announce its support of the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

National Chair – Dave Harvey – said Taking part in adventurous activities outdoors should be an essential part of growing up. Members of the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres are committed to providing these opportunities and raising the awareness of young people about how to carry on doing them safely and enjoyably for years to come. We are proud to support the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code

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the asa - Help blow the whistle on sunburn!

The Amateur Swimming Association is supporting the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code, which is a sun protection initiative aimed at those who lead outdoor activities for children.

The project was devised by the Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, the Association for Physical Education (AfPE), the Child Protection in Sport Unit and sports coach UK.

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Sun Safety for Kids Explained

Peta Bee get the verdict on how to keep your children protected from the Sun

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The sunscreen dilemma: should your child be wearing it?

Summer is on the way and the best place for kids to be is away from the iPad or X-box and running free in the great outdoors, but any parent will tell you that the simple instruction to play outside has been complicated by mixed messages about the sun.

On one hand, we are informed that children need exposure to sunlight so that their bodies’ stores of essential vitamin D are boosted. On the other, we are warned that too much sun raises the risk of skin cancer.

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