The British Beauty Council is proud to have so many amazing Charity Affiliates. As part of our #24DaysOfGratitude campaign, we are speaking to our Charity Affiliates about what they’re grateful for from 2020, as well as looking forward to the year ahead.
What are you grateful for this year?
The wonderful support of the industry for using their time in lockdown to up-skill with our online Masced training, and learn a new life saving skill. Registrations for the charity were up 70% in March and April .
What work/achievements as a charity are you most proud of from 2020?
Skcin has worked hard to see sun safe teachings, to help us combat skin cancer education for the next generation, made mandatory in English Primary schools from September 2020. This will be lasting legacy for the next generation and producing a generation of sun savvy individuals.
What are you looking forward to in 2021 as a charity?
Working more closely with industry sectors, more direct engagement with industry professionals, attending conferences and events – we have missed the opportunity to network this year. Finding a positive partner to sponsor our work to ensure we can carry on creating impact and continue with fight to combat skin cancer statistics head on. Being involved with the NOS review to ensure that skin cancer surveillance gets included in the standards for anyone working in this industry.
How can people support Skcin going forward?
Ensure that any one working in the sector, from beauty therapists to make up artists, from barbers to nail technicians, take our online training and become powerful advocates in the fight against skin cancer, and the industry become the first line of defence in this mission. We are a charity and always in need of support from fundraisers, however large of small. Please follow us social media to keep up to date with our work, campaigns and news.
If you spot any thing suspicious on your clients skin, or have an early detected skin cancer story to share it’s vital to get in touch, so we can share these stories, and highlight to the national media the fantastic public service this industry is delivering…..@skcincharity. Thank you to you all!