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Melanoma UK is a patient support group set up to raise awareness of the causes of Melanoma skin cancer. It was founded in 2007, in memory of Jon Herron, a young man from Larne in Northern Ireland who sadly passed away in May 2008. Melonoma UK’s aim is to give patients and their families much needed support during the very difficult times faced upon diagnosis, getting them access to the best care available. They wish to increase the UK’s awareness of melanoma and its prevention through advocacy, education and research and provide funds for vital research to prolong and preserve the patients’ quality of life.
Melanoma UK is a small charity and all the work they do is funded solely by donations as they do not receive any Government funding. It is a unique charity because it is run by a team of people who have all been affected by melanoma.
The Melanoma UK lottery is drawn every Wednesday with a jackpot of £2000. In addition to this there are other cash prizes to be won and a £500 rollover that can reach a maximum of £10,000. Entries are £1 per week. Lottery members also have the chance to win ‘money can’t buy’ prizes such as a Melanoma UK goody bag and prizes from the charity’s Corporate supporters.
Melanoma UK is ranked #6 out of 12 charity lotteries reviewed