Charity of the Year 15/16

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The Skin Cancer Research Fund, Norfolk County FA's Charity of the Year
The Skin Cancer Research Fund, Norfolk County FA's Charity of the Year
The Skin Cancer Research Fund, Norfolk County FA's Charity of the Year
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Norfolk County FA are proud to have the Skin Cancer Research Fund as the association's Charity of the Year for the 2015/16 season.

After a successful partnership with local testicular cancer charity ‘It’s on the Ball’, the official handover took place at the Norfolk Junior Cup Final at Carrow Road. It’s on the Ball received a cheque for the funds raised throughout the previous partnership and the crowd then saw the reins handed over to the Skin Cancer Research Fund.

The Skin Cancer Research Fund is part of the Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund and is dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of skin cancer patients at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

Many do not realise that skin cancer is a major healthcare problem and over 6,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are screened for possible skin cancer every year in Norfolk.

The aim of the Research Fund is to raise money for the benefit of patients; ensuring donations go to the specific ward or department. Norfolk County FA’s support for the Skin Cancer Research Fund will contribute to equipment that keeps the local clinic up to date with medical innovation and truly enhances the care they can offer.

Shaun Turner, Norfolk FA Chief Executive said: “The aspiration of this partnership is to help ensure that the team here in Norwich is at the forefront of treatment, research and training in the UK. We hope to be able to help the Research Fund to continue to provide equipment and support to their specialists so they can give patients in the County even better care.”

“Every season children and adults spend hours playing and watching football in the sunshine and we believe this gives us a great opportunity to spread the important message about protecting yourself from UV rays as well as raising awareness for this type of cancer specifically.”

Leading skin cancer specialists, Dr Jennifer Garioch and Mr Marc Moncrieff work in the Norfolk and Norwich Skin Tumour Unit, based at the Norfolk University Hospital and are involved in raising funds for the Skin Cancer Research Fund.

Marc Moncrieff, British –trained plastic surgeon specialist, said: “We are a local charity benefitting local people and are thrilled to be named as Norfolk FA’s Charity of the Year. Skin cancer disproportionately affects younger people more than many other cancers and we hope that this partnership, along with a County known for its passion for football, can raise awareness and provide support for those touched by the disease.”

Jennifer Garioch, Consultant Dermatologist from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) added: “We are incredibly grateful to the FA for selecting our skin cancer fund as their charity of the year which will help us to improve the patient experience for those with skin cancer in the local community.”

Norfolk County FA are looking forward to the season ahead with the Skin Cancer Research Fund and are looking forward to getting involved with events and fundraising for the cause.

Further information about the Skin Cancer Research Fund and how to donate is available on their website: www.skincancerresearchfund.co.uk or should you wish to contact anyone from the charity you can do so via fundraising@nnuh.nhs.uk.

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