Sun smart for Queenslanders
THE Cancer Council is urging Queensland not-for-profit organisations working with children to apply for funding to boost shade protection, through the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative.
Not-for-profit organisations catering for children up to 18 years are invited to apply for funding for a portable or permanent shade structure before March 18, under the new 2016 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative.
The initiative, launched by Cancer Council and the Queensland Government, will see up to 50% matched funding for successful applicants to help keep Queensland children safe from the harmful effects of the sun.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift urged eligible schools, sporting clubs, childcare centres and community groups to get their applications in before March 18.
“The Queensland Government has announced $870,000 of funding over three years to support the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative to improve the sun safety of our kids,” Ms Clift said.
“Slip on protective clothing, Slop on minimum SPF30 broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, Seek shade and Slide on wrap-around sunnies when out and about this summer to best reduce your risk of skin cancer.”
For information phone 131 120.
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