Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

South Belfast school children slap the sun care message out

P7 pupils from Fane Street Primary School with Fulham Football Club's start striker Andrew Johnson.

The sun was shining bright when pupils from Fane Street Primary school slapped sun cream onto the head of Premier League Fulham striker, Andrew Johnson.

The star football striker took the opportunity last Tuesday, May 4 to help launch the Ulster Cancer Foundation’s (UCF) Care in the Sun Campaign at the local school.

This year the UCF campaign focuses on raising awareness of sun protection messages among people who are involved in sport and outdoor activities.

Sandra Gordon, Melanoma Strategy co-ordinator from UCF, said: “Over the summer months many people will be involved in outdoor activities and sports, as participants or spectators, visiting parks, or even gardening and often these activities take place when the sun is at its strongest.”

The top tips are: seek shade and avoid prolonged exposure in peak times — 11am to 3pm; wear appropriate clothing and a hat that protects against UVR; use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 and apply liberally.

The campaign is supported by Lidl NI who will be donating 10% of the retail price of every Cien sun care product sold from Monday, May 3, to Sunday, May 30.

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