Tuesday 9th May, 2017 at 10:29am
Partick Thistle’s brightest star, Kingsley, has teamed up with cancer charity mascot, Bella Beatson to support this year’s Sun Awareness Week (8-14 May).
The national awareness week aims to highlight the dangers of skin cancer, especially melanoma, the second most common cancer in people under 50.
Kingsley went along to the Beatson Cancer Charity HQ in Glasgow to meet and have a chat with Bella to share helpful advice on staying protected from the sun, even here in Scotland.
“Sunny days in Scotland aren’t always common but that doesn’t mean you won’t burn, especially through the clouds. I went along to see my pal Bella as we thought we would help support the Sun Awareness Week and chat about the importance of covering up and wearing sun cream when you are outside.
“It turns out Melanoma is the second most common cancer in people under 50 so we want to make sure people know to stay protected, even if it doesn’t feel like my home state back in California.
“Bella and I have made a promise to always look out for each other and top up the sun cream from now on when we are out and about. Hopefully others will also take precautions and do as they are told by their favourite mascots!”.
Bella Beatson added:
“Meeting up with Kingsley was, as always, fantastic. We decided we should have a chat ahead of Sun Awareness Week and he taught me a few new facts about staying safe in the sun. This week is actually supposed to be quite sunny so if you’re out and about enjoying the rare Scottish weather, cover up and get that sun lotion on.”