SunSense Blog : Come rain or shine, Brits are still ‘Dying for a Tan’ SunSense Blog : Come rain or shine, Brits are still ‘Dying for a Tan’ SunSense Blog : Come rain or shine, Brits are still ‘Dying for a Tan’ SunSense Blog : Come rain or shine, Brits are still ‘Dying for a Tan’

Come rain or shine, Brits are still ‘Dying for a Tan’

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As we reach the halfway point of the SunSense Dying for a Tan tour, we wanted to give you an update on everything that’s been happening so far. From monster trucks in Bournemouth and torrential rain in Manchester, the Dying for a Tan tour has got off to a flying start, with over 1,000 people stepping under our UV camera to date.

Having launched in Manchester on 21st May, we couldn’t have asked for wetter weather but that wasn’t going to stop SunSense, and certainly didn’t stop the UV rays getting through!



With actress Terri Dwyer and Melanoma UK attending the launch, we spoke to over 500 people about their tanning habits, receiving a stream of interest from people fascinated to reveal their hidden sun damage.

Alarmingly, during our short time on St Ann’s Square in Manchester, SunSense spoke to 6 people who had been diagnosed with skin cancer – that’s one person every 1.3 hours, highlighting the very real consequences of tanning.



Before heading to Bournemouth, SunSense took the UV camera to Primary Care in Birmingham, which saw over 500 health care professionals step under the UV camera, further enhancing their knowledge to pass on to patients.

Bournemouth saw SunSense head to the annual Wheels Festival on the beautiful sea front, the perfect setting for a sun awareness event, allowing us to speak to young people and families who see more sunshine than most of the UK.



Our next tour date will take us to Birmingham on Saturday 2nd July, where we hope to get even more people under the UV camera, and more importantly, continue changing tanning attitudes, one person at a time.



If you’ve missed anything from the tour so far or you wish to view your UV photo, head to our gallery or visit our Facebook page. You can also keep up to date with all the action on Twitter by following @SunSenseUK.