Sun’s out – keep your hat on

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PEOPLE IN PICTURES -

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

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