A UK manufacturing company with a passion for protecting the public from the harsh extremes of the weather has picked a skin cancer charity as its cause of the year.

Streetspace, based in Kent, is a UK leader in building stylish canopies for schools, leisure attractions and town centre regeneration schemes which protect the public against the sun or rain.

The company’s Social Committee stage a range of fundraising events each year for good causes and for 2020 have decided to focus its support on Skcin.

Streetspace social committee member Tom Landman said:

“The charity runs a number of impressive campaigns but there are two that stand out. Its work in schools to help raise awareness of skin cancer and the simple steps to reduce the dangers, all managed through its Sun Safe Schools accreditation initiative is a simple but effective way school leaders can get involved.

“Its MascED training programme to enable hair, health and beauty professionals to spot the early signs of melanomas and lesions and advise clients to take action is a fantastic way to ensure the frontline of the beauty sector assist in saving lives. Each year more than 2,500 people die from skin cancer and the MascED scheme absolutely will help cut the number of deaths.”

Much of the work Streetspace designers are commissioned to undertake involves creating bespoke canopies to shield queues at leisure attractions from the harsh extremes of the weather, as well as larger canopies to provide all-weather protection for sports and social spaces in schools and clubs.

Mr Landman added:

“Skcin was the unanimous choice of staff on the selection committee who are now planning a timetable of events to raise funds for the charity. The company is absolutely delighted to be supporting this important cause throughout 2020.”

To find out more visit www.streetspacegroup.co.uk/community or www.skcin.org