Without our supporters we would not be able to continue funding vital research into skin disease and skin cancer, so we would like to highlight the support of a few individuals (unfortunately we don't have enough space to mention everyone) and we would like to take this opportunity to thank every single person who helps to raise funds for us.
Windsor Cricket Club
Members of Windsor Cricket Club held a match in memory of much loved team member, Wes Nichols, who sadly passed away this year after an eight month battle with melanoma. Match day also included various fun activities for spectators to get involved with including a raffle, and resulted in the club raising an outstanding £3,000.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Staff in the dermatology department at Medway Hospital got very creative and held a craft stall within the hospital. The staff sold various items that had all been handmade including; photo frames, gift cards and cakes. In just one day the team raised a wonderful £677.40 and created a great amount of awareness about our work.
Team Bike 4 Mike
Team Bike 4 Mike, which consisted of 13 university friends, took on the challenge of cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours in memory of their friends' father, Mike Telford, who sadly passed away from skin cancer in 2011. Prior to the big cycle the team raised money with a series of events including a sports day, pub quiz, cricket match and a concert. The team raised a phenomenal £20,213.98 and donations are still pouring in.
Stuart Bradbury, Chris Brooks and Neil Aitken
These guys took on the Three Peaks Challenge in tribute of their friend Gary Hoogenberg, who lost his battle with skin cancer. They completed the challenge with just 4 minutes to spare, which meant they made it within the allotted 24 hours given to finish the challenge. However, this was not the end of their challenge; the group then proceeded to take part in a 5km race. The group raised an incredible £2,914.44 and have now recovered from their immense challenge.
5 years ago Ffion was diagnosed with chronic psoriasis and found it hard to cope with. Last year she was fortunate enough to make it through the stages for the RAF. However, at the last moment she had to withdraw herself from the process due to her skin condition. Ffion was left absolutely distraught by this, but she wasn’t going to let psoriasis take away her active lifestyle and so she signed up to take part in Tough Mudder, a 12 mile obstacle course designed to test strength, stamina and mental grit. Ffion took on the course which her father and between them they raised £450 for research into skin conditions such as psoriasis.
Dr Philip Laws
As a practicing dermatologist Dr Laws sees the impact skin disease has on patients every day. So as a keen cyclist he decided to take part in Ride London-Surrey 100 also known as ‘the London Marathon on wheels’ takes participants from central London all the way to the Surrey Hills and back to the capital. In total Dr Laws raised £543 and generated great awareness about the work we do.
Ollie Atkins, Max Benson and Henry Tregear
Ollie, Max and Henry all 17 years old, took on the incredible challenge of cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats, 1017 miles in total, which they completed in just 12.5 days opposed to the original target of 14 days. The team raised an exceptional £5,677 for our It Takes 7 Skin Cancer Appeal.