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20 Aug

Summer Camps #StaySafeInTheSun

As part of the Yorkshire Cricket partnership, Yorkshire Cancer Research have teamed up with Pro Coach and their school holiday summer camps.

The summer camps provide three days of action packed cricketing fun and skill development through up to date drills to help bring out the very best in every young cricketer. Players develop new skills as well as perfecting old ones and progress to the next level of their development under the watchful eye of current and ex professional cricketers accompanied by highly qualified ECB coaches.

With cricketers and spectators spending so much time out in the sun every year it is vital they keep themselves protected from its harmful UV rays. This is why Yorkshire Cancer Research are attending the summer camps to hand out free sunscreen and sun awareness leaflets to make the children aware of the dangers.

“Lots of parents are really interested in what is going on and think us being at the camps is a really good thing to do and is much appreciated. The coaches are really supportive of it as well and are very interested in what we are doing.” Jack Rowett, representing Yorkshire Cancer Research at the camps.

The UV wristbands, which are also being handed out free to children, parents and coaches, change colour when harmful UV rays are detected – the stronger the UV rays, the brighter the colour purple becomes. Head to YCR’s Stay Safe in the Sun Just Giving page if you still haven’t got your hands on one.

“Pro Coach are always very supportive of Yorkshire Cancer Research and our partnership with Yorkshire Cricket and allowing us to attend their summer camps reinforces their backing. With this being the inaugural year of the partnership we can only expect bigger and better things next season.” – Sophie Bunker, Community Engagement Officer for the Yorkshire Cricket partnership.

The camps continue until the first week of September and if you’d like to take part visit the Pro Coach website.

If you’d like to know more about the sun awareness campaign or other activities to do with the cricket partnership contact Sophie on sophieb@ycr.org.uk or follow her on Twitter @Sophie_YCR_YCF

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