Formby Hall Golf Club (FHGC) has officially announced Melanoma UK, the UK’s leading skin cancer support group, as their charity partner for 2017/18.
Incoming Club Captain Alan Wix and Lady Captain Hannah Sykes made the decision to work with the charity after Hannah was diagnosed with melanoma in 1999 and given a 50/50 chance of surviving five years.
Hannah underwent intense surgery and treatment for five years and since then has had a number of basal cell carcinomas removed.
The new Lady Captain commented:
“As a keen golfer I’m anxious to spread awareness of the dangers of the sun especially to people playing sport when it may be forgotten in their endeavour to win.
Melanoma UK are a relatively new charity to the club and we are excited to hear that they are opening a local branch in Liverpool.