You may think that you are seeing an influx of Pirates in North East Lincolnshire this summer! But you would be wrong me hearties! It is just our great Health & Wellbeing Collaborative volunteers who have teamed up with the local sewing group to wear and give out free bandanas to raise awareness of the importance of protecting yourselves from the sun.
We often forget about our heads, but it is a vulnerable place to the rays of sunshine, even more so if you are follically challenged, like our good friend and colleague Martin Wakefield!
So key messages are:
SLIP on sun protective clothing
SLOP on a high factor sunscreen (30+) – apply generously to clead, dry exposed skin AND apply 20 minutes before going outdoors. Re-apply regularly, at least every 2 hours.
SLAP on a wide brimmed hat that shades the face, neck and ears.
SLIDE on good qualtiy sunglasses (your eyes need protection too)
SHADE - sit in shade during hottest part of the day (11 – 3)
Anyone wishing to join any of the teams or to find out more about the work of the Health and Wellbeing Collaboratives please contact: JulIe Grimmer (01472) 232261 firstname.lastname@example.org or Martin Wakefield (01472) 232267 email@example.com
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