Sun’s out – keep your hat on
AN INTERNATIONALLY recognised trumpet player was the star of a show.
Mike Lovatt performed with Amersham Band and Amersham Community Brass on Saturday, May 9 in the Kings Church, Raans Road, Amersham.
Band chairman Fred Harrison said “The spring concert was a new initiative for us, and was a huge success. We’ll definitely be coming back to the Kings Church for future events so keep an eye on our events schedule." Nurses at Wexham Park supported Sun Awareness Week STAFF at Wexham Park Hospital helped to support of Sun Awareness Week from May 4 to May 10.
For the entire week the Skin Cancer team set up camp in the main reception as part of the national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of sunburn.
Results of a recent study carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists on over one thousand people revealed that 96 per cent of Brits fail to check their skin the recommended once a month for skin cancer, and more than 77 per cent would not recognise signs of the disease.
Sarah Millward, clinical nurse specialist for skin sancer, said: “The aim of the campaign is to teach people about the dangers of sunburn and excessive tanning, and to encourage people to regularly self-examine for skin cancer.
“People underestimate the damage that sunburn can do to their skin, and many think that skin reddening is just a harmless part of the tanning process, rather than a sure sign that you have damaged your skin irreparably.”
Trumpet player, Mike Lovatt, performed with Amersham Band and Amersham Community Brass