Subject: Bowls England News: BOWLS ENGLAND BACKS SUN SAFETY CAMPAIGN Circulation to: Board/Staff/Presidential Team/County Administrators/County Authorised Representatives/Team Managers/Selectors/Media/Friends of English Bowling Bowls England backs sun safety campaign Bowls England is calling on members to take care in the sun this summer. Sun Awareness Week will be taking place from 4-10 May 2015 - time to get out your shades and your sun protection lotions and get ready for a summer of safe fun in the sun. Organised by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), the week aims to raise awareness of skin cancer and exposure to the sun. It is important to regularly self-examine yourself to check for skin cancer and check for new moles and melanomas. At the Sun Awareness Week website (http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/sun-awarenesscampaign), you can find out exactly how to check for changes in your skin and what to do as soon as you spot them. You can also order a sun awareness pack or view information online to learn more about the dangers of getting skin cancer from the sun. It's also important to remember that when playing sport in the summer months, or just spectating it's all about protecting your skin from the sunshine. Bowls England Chief Executive, Tony Allcock MBE said: “Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Britain. Statistics show that more than 2,100 Britons die from skin cancer every year. With sunny days already making an appearance in parts of the UK, Bowls England wants to ensure that all bowlers are aware of the dangers and take the necessary protection, especially when playing outdoors.” The BAD advises that sunscreen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun, and reapplied every two hours.