Skin Cancer support group, Factor 50, has today announced its new partnership with Crawford Healthcare Ltd.   The UK distributor of the Australian sun protection range, SunSense, will be supporting Factor 50 throughout 2012, providing samples of high factor sun screens for distribution at outside events, in schools and at sporting events.

Gill Nuttall, founder of Factor 50, says: “It is a real pleasure to be working with the team at SunSense.  They are very aware of the potential danger of poor skin protection while in the sun.  The SunSense range is also fantastic in providing high factor protection from the sun’s dangerous rays.  The range has some enviable credentials; it is the No 1 sunscreen brand in Australia, within the UK it is the No 1 sunscreen prescribed by doctors and is recommended by 94% of dermatologists.”

Karen Kennedy, Marketing Manager at Crawford Healthcare, says: “Factor 50 and SunSense are the perfect partners.  Our range of sunscreens is predominantly SPF 50, or higher, and our ethos is firmly around protection of the skin from hidden UV damage to help reduce the risk of skin cancer.  We are hugely excited about working with Factor 50 for 2012 and helping them to promote their cause.”

In 2010, Andy Flower, England’s Director of Cricket, had surgery following a diagnosis of malignant melanoma and in the summer of 2011 became an Ambassador for Factor 50.    Spending long days playing cricket in hot sunshine is something that players are very familiar with and Flower’s connection with Factor 50 serves as a reminder to other sports people to use good sun protection.

Factor 50 provides patient support to melanoma patients and campaigns for greater awareness of the dangers of malignant melanoma, the skin cancer that kills over 2,000 people a year in the UK.   With over 10,000 new cases diagnosed each year the SunSense team and Factor 50 are committed to this valuable cause.

The SunSense range is available in John Lewis stores, at selected Waitrose stores, via Ocado, online at or contact Crawford Healthcare on 01565 654 920.




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