The Donna Annand Melanoma Charity has received £90,000 over the next two years to support its goals of highlighting the dangers of malignant melanoma.
The funding from Elian will be used to help run mole clinics and continue the charity’s awareness campaigns plus help more local doctors receive specialist training to detect the disease.
The Donna Annand Melanoma Charity (DAMC) was established in 2011 to highlight the dangers of malignant melanoma and to help create wider understanding about the disease. Since its launch, it has held seven free mole clinics and provided the finance for six local doctors to receive specialist training enabling them to enhance and develop their skills relating to melanoma.
The funding will ensure DAMC is able to meet its ambition to support the training of a wider number of local doctors and nurses as well as to broaden the charity’s awareness campaign across all secondary schools. Future clinics will also be hosted on a more regular basis in Elian’s offices.
DAMC Chairman Louisa McInnes said: “The partnership with Elian has the potential to transform the charity’s work in raising awareness of melanoma and training more local doctors in the specialist skills needed to detect the disease early on – this is crucial. The DAMC has grown significantly since launching four years ago, and the extra funding provided by Elian will be instrumental in helping the committee to widen its activities and awareness.”
Elian specialises in corporate services, fund services, private wealth and capital services, and employs around 350 people in Jersey. The launch of the partnership with the Donna Annand Melanoma Charity is the company’s first major sponsorship under the new brand identity following the management buyout from Ogier Group.
Elian's Chief Operating Officer Simon Willing said they were impressed by what the charity has achieved in a short space of time.
“On top of our funding, we are encouraging all of our employees to support the charity by giving up their time to assist their busy programme of events. We will be doing everything we can to support the charity's objectives,” he said.
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