Sun smart for Queens­lan­ders

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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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