Cromer Youth FC have purchased six “event shelters” as part of a programme to promote safe skin health and sun safety over the summer months.
The purchase of the “event shelters” has been made possible by a Healthy Communities Grant. Launched by Norfolk County Council Public Health, the aim of the grant scheme is to support local people and groups to set up new projects and activities which will help make their community a healthier place to live.
Research has shown that 80% of total lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18 and that exposure to the sun has a direct causational relationship to incidences of skin cancer which is now five times higher than it was in 1970s.
Minimise your chances of getting burned :
Cover up your skin
Throw on a long sleeved shirt or top that ideally has a collar and a sarong or long shorts to banish those burning rays
Slap on the suncream
Apply generous amounts of water resistant suncream of at least SPF30 and above, to clean, dry skin before going out in the sun – keep applying the sunscreen regularly, especially if you (or your kids) are getting hot & sweaty!
Wear a hat or cap
Whether its cowboy hat, a floppy hat or baseball cap, all are good at keeping the heat off your head, face neck and ears
Slip on the shades
Don’t forget, your eyes need protection too!
Chill out in the shade
When the sun’s rays are strongest between 11am and 3pm, reach for the shade and sit under a tree, building, umbrella – or in one of our new “event shelters”