Melanoma Fund

Raising awareness through targeted campaigns, educating and funding research to help find a cure.

Registered Charity Number: 1085969
East Grinstead, West Sussex

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    We fund research into finding a cure for melanoma...

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    and raise awareness on the importance of sun protection.

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    Our campaigns are engaging and targeted to all age groups



When Myfanwy Townsend died from melanoma in 1999, her family set up a charity in her name, now known simply as the Melanoma Fund. The charity has gone on (to date) to raise over £600,000  from the charity’s loyal supporters and from his own incredible endeavours.

Our objectives are:

  • Raising awareness of melanoma via targeted media campaigns and events
  • Educating on diagnostic signs and everyday precautions
  • Funding the research of some of the best scientific resources in the country, with the aim of finding a cure
  • Making diagnosis more readily available by working with our partners at free pop-up mole check clinics and encouraging people to check their moles and act rapidly

Our Supporters

The charity has a number of high profile medical supporters including Professor Martin Gore (Royal Marsden) and the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Team at Queen Victoria Hospital.  It also celebrity supporters, including Martin Johnson, Paula Radcliffe and Alan Titchmarsh, who are fully behind the charity’s campaigns.

How Can You Help?

We understand that research into melanoma is taking place worldwide, but as always progress is constrained by lack of money. Today, melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing forms of cancer in the world. In the 1930′s melanoma affected 1 in 1,500: now it affects 1 in 50.

Please help us in our mission all donations are gratefully recieved and wisely used. You can also help us by sharing the news we promote on Facebook and Twitter, get involved with one of our campaigns, organise your own fundraiser, or visit our Fundraisers page and sponsor someone who is planning a challenge in the name of the charity.  Visit to find out more.

When it comes to beating melanoma, every fact shared and penny donated counts!

Contact Us

Melanoma Fund 6 Manor Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 1LR

Phone: 01342 322508

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Financial Information from CharityFinancials

October 2018 October 2017
Total Income £63,581 £79,471
Total Expenditure £83,661 £62,041

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