ANDY FLOWER OBE
Following Andy Flower's surgery in 2010 for melanoma, we contacted Andy and asked him if he would consider becoming an Ambassador for Factor 50. In the press release at the time, Andy said it wasn't a difficult decision for him to make and he agreed to help us. We are absolutely delighted to have Andy as one of our Ambassadors. Andy is pleased to support Factor 50 and through the sport of cricket will bring much more awareness of the dangers of over exposure to the sun and use of sunbeds. In summer of 2012, Andy very kindly agreed to continue his support of Factor 50 for a further term.
The Sunday Brunch host, and former Soccer AM star will work with Factor 50 to encourage others to protect their skin while fundraising for patient support and melanoma research.
Speaking about his role Tim said:
“A number of years ago I lost my Grandad to melanoma and after seeing for myself what a terrible illness it is, I am giving Factor 50 my full support.
The work they are doing in raising awareness of this disease and supporting patients and families, is something we all need to be aware of and if we can, do our bit.”
DAVID HEALY MBE
In August 2009, David Healy MBE, Northern Ireland and Rangers striker, became the first official patron of Factor 50. David was keen to act as a patron for the group because so many prominent sports people have suffered from malignant melanoma such as Tommy Burns, a Celtic player, Bruce Craven, a physio at Leeds United and Ernie Cooksey, an Oldham Athletic footballer.
Gillian Nuttall said:
“David was Jon’s football hero especially after signing his shirt for his 30th birthday. I am thrilled to welcome him on board as our official patron. I know Jon would have been delighted too.”
David Healy MBE said:
“Gillian got in touch with me and asked for my help. Being a professional football player, I spend long periods outside in the summer months; it’s easy to forget the dangers of being exposed to the sun. I fully support Factor 50 and their cause to raise awareness of the damage the sun does"