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Free sun cream for every child - Thank you @Escentual #sunpoverty

Dear Parents/ Carers,


We are very pleased to let you know that a company called Escentual have been kind enough to donate a small bottle of sun cream to every child at Regents Park! This is part of a campaign they are running to help children to understand the risks of exposure to the sun and encourage them to take measures to protect themselves by using sun cream.


On the Escentual website, the sun cream they have donated normally retails for £8.95 so it is exceptionally kind of them to donate a bottle to each child at Regents Park.


Here is a quote from Hannah from Escentual explaining the #sunpoverty campaign they are running:

I am Hannah from beauty retailer and I would love to involve your school in Escentual's #SunPoverty campaign, working to ensure all children have access to suncream and are educated about the importance of suncare.

Malignant melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the UK, with numbers nearly tripling in the past 30 years. In 2018, there were 17,852 new cases and 2,764 deaths, yet 86% of these cases could have been preventable by using a high factor sun lotion which is why we are so passionate about raising awareness.


Although melanoma is something which mostly affects adults, it is often casued by a build up of skin damage over a long period of time starting from sunburn at an early age. Even one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles the chances of developing melanoma later in life.


This is why it is important to teach children now of the risks from overexposure to the sun and get them into the routine of covering up with sun hats and applying sun cream to exposed skin.


We hope to see the children in school using the sun cream they have been given. It would be good if they keep it in school and get into the habit of applying it before breaktimes and lunchtimes.


Thank you again to Escentual for their generosity in donating the sun cream and helping to keep the children of Regents Park safe from harmful sun damage.


Mr Beale