skcin.org skcin is a charitable trust set up to raise awareness and help in the fight against skin cancer. Skcin have a mission to also educate those working in the health, hair and beauty industry to learn about and recognise the signs of all types of skin cancers.
I have undertaken the education programme set up by skcin, and we are a MASCED Accredited clinic. Since completing the MASCED education course, I have referred a small number of clients to their GP or dermatologist for further investigation and diagnosis.
I am pleased to say that, although they were all diagnosed with early stage skin cancers, none of them was life threatening because they were diagnosed early enough to be treated with good outcomes, preventing the disease from progressing.
The reason that I became interested in learning more about skin cancers and recognising them, is because one of my clients sadly passed away after being diagnosed with Melanoma. She was a warm and wonderful lady, and sadly just 55 years of age when she died.
Our mission as a skin clinic is to inform all our clients about sun safety, and how to prevent skin damage from sun exposure. We raise funds for skcin charity through various events and donations.
One of our skincare companies, the iiaa, who distribute Environ skincare in the UK and Ireland, have a recycling scheme for empty skincare containers. The iiaa will credit our clinic with £1 for every empty container we return to them. We use these credits to donate to our chosen charities, including skcin charity.
hairandbeautycharity.org During the first lockdown in early 2020, there were huge losses in all areas of business. The hair and beauty industry was particularly hard hit, as we were shut down for longer than other businesses. This resulted in many businesses closing for good, with independent and smaller businesses being lost as the financial pressures became untenable, mainly due to them falling outside the Government grant schemes or SEISS (Self Employed Income Support)
The Hair And Beauty Charity was established in 1836 to support people involved in the personal care sectors who found themselves unable to work due to ill health or other reasons that prevented them from earning a living.
Until the pandemic hit, I had no idea that this charity existed. There are several high profile people in our industry who raised awareness of the charity’s existence, and called for help and donations from those of us in the industry who were able to help.
The Hair And Beauty Charity is now one of the beneficiaries of our fund raising efforts, and we are pleased to be able to help in our own small way.
macmillan.org.uk Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.