Posted on Aug 9, 2017

Some of our team have braved the not so summery weather and donned Bermuda shorts and socks to support local Guernsey charity Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG).

The charity has asked local businesses to take part in its August “Support The Shorts” week to raise money which will be spent on the purchase and installation of sun cream dispensers in schools around the Bailiwick. Parents are still asked to ensure their child goes to school with sun cream on in the summer, however these dispensers will enable children to reapply sun cream after PE, swimming or before lunch and break times.

The traditional Bermuda office wear comprises smart shorts, long socks, shirt, tie and a suit jacket or blazer. This combination dates back to the First World War when there was a shortage of clothing in Bermuda.

Michael Richards, MUG council member, says:

With skin cancer rates being higher in the Channel Islands compared to the UK, MUG is determined to raise awareness and increase sun cream protection around the island. Educating the next generation now will ensure a healthier future for the island.

The charity has once again teamed up with Guernsey’s Health Promotion Officer for Cancer Prevention, Diane Mathews. She has worked with MUG on the ‘Cream up Before it Shows Up’ summer skincare campaign, which has raised much-needed awareness on sun safety for the last three years.

Speaking about the success of the sun campaign, Diane Mathews says:

It has been great working with the MUG charity to spread the sun safety message. Getting these dispensers into schools will be another step forward for sun safety and I am excited to see this come to fruition.

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Pictured: Martin, Sam, Sol and Euan – well done guys!