Monday, 8 July 2019

SKCIN AND THE CLARE DALY FOUNDATION, JOIN FORCES TO TRAIN HAIR, HEALTH AND BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS ACROSS MERSEYSIDE HOW TO SPOT THE EARLY SIGNS OF SKIN CANCER AND SAVE LIVES




Skcin are proud to announce a collaboration with Liverpool based melanoma charity, the Clare Daly Foundation who have pledged £10,000 support to offer free training to hair, health and beauty professionals across Merseyside via Skcin’s national MASCED accreditation programme.

The MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) national training programme, launched in January 2018, training eyes to save lives across the hair, health and beauty industries and has witnessed huge success. With almost 10,000 registered professionals to date and thousands of 5 star testimonials, Skcin are excited to work with the Clare Daly Foundation to roll the training out across the Merseyside region in memory of Clare Daly who sadly lost her life to melanoma at the age of 29.

Inspired by the bravery and dignity with which Clare faced her illness, Clare’s family and friends set up the Clare Daly Foundation in her memory, to help in the fight against melanoma. The foundation has supported Skcin’s work over the last few years now, donating up to £30,000 to assist primary schools in their duty of care and educate children across Merseyside on the importance of sun safety and skin cancer prevention, via Skcin’s national Sun Safe Schools accreditation programme.

Michael McNally, brother of Clare and founder member of the Foundation said: “At the Clare Daly Foundation we first became aware of Skcin through its Sun Safe Schools accreditation. We felt it had come up with really interesting and innovative ways of conveying the sun safe message to school children. We were so impressed with the work Skcin was doing in this area that we committed up to £30,000 to promoting the accreditation to schools in the Merseyside region. 

When Skcin told us about MASCED this was something that really interested us. Clare worked in the health and beauty sector so it seemed very relevant to us. However, training health and beauty professionals to alert individuals to potential concerns also seemed like such a fantastic way of ensuring potential problems are dealt with at an early stage. All of the evidence shows that detecting skin cancer at an early stage improves patients overall prospects.

The people at Skcin are a really great group of people and we know they have proven methods of raising awareness of skin cancer. With that in mind we decided to offer to fund some MASCED training in the Merseyside region. We approached Skin and after some discussion have agreed to fund up to 500 MASCED training courses, worth up to £10,000. 

We feel the MASCED training will help save lives and equip health and beauty professionals with skills they can utilise throughout their entire careers. At CDF we are so proud to be in a position to make this donation and once again be working with the excellent Skcin”.

Marie Tudor, CEO of charity Skcin added: “We are absolutely delighted to be continuing our work with the Clare Daly Foundation who have been incredibly supportive of Skcin and our work over the last few years.

Our mission, made possible by CDF is to work together to engage as many hair, health and beauty industry professionals as possible, with a focus on trainers in the industry to generate greatest impact and potential reach.

We know from the valuable and incredible feedback we receive daily from our MASCED community, that this training is making a difference and saving lives and we are hugely grateful to CDF for the opportunity to focus on delivering this valuable training across Merseyside”.

The MASCED training programme is an online accredited course that has been approved by professional dermatologists, is recognised by BABTAC and endorsed by Habia, worth 2 CPD points. Participants receive printed training resources via post prior to undertaking the online e-course to gain their certificate of accreditation.

Hair, Health and Beauty industry professionals who work in the Merseyside region and would like to take advantage of this excellent FREE training, simply email claire.dale@skcin.org who will provide you with your FREE voucher code.


For further information about the MASCED training programme visit: masced.uk

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