Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge

The Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge (Y3PC) began with an early 7am start on a cloudy Saturday morning on 20th May in the car park to the Golden Lion pub, Horton-in-Ribblesdale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The Y3PC organisers had set up a registration tent in the car park and this is where I…

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Raising Positive Awareness of CMN on a Global Scale!

Caring Matters Now charity is working in partnership with the world-renowned photographer Brock Elbank, who is best known for his recent series ‘Freckles’ which appeared in media outlets worldwide. As part of the ‘Freckles’ series, Brock photographed a young lady from Barcelona who has CMN (Congenital Melanocytic Naevus)

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Ava & Friends Tenner Challenge

Me and my friends, Alex Brown and Kacy Harrison took part in the tenner challenge because we were one of the selected 7 groups to participate. We were given £10 to start a small business, ours was selling cakes with cake toppers on them. We sold cakes every break and lunch for 4 weeks from…

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Elijah’s Story

Elijah’s Story by Hannah Cree Elijah was born on 2nd May 2014, after a healthy, normal pregnancy. We were “ready for this,” we’d planned Elijah, and we’d “had a baby already”- we were “going to really enjoy it this time!” Elijah was born with a 10/12 cm black mark on his scalp, and a deep…

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Holly's Story

Holly’s Story

Our Dearest Holly – by her Mum and Dad Holly was born 1st December 2011. She was our second child, a little sister to Callum who at the time was 18 months old. Holly didn’t have a straight forward delivery and she was three days old when we were informed of her exact condition before…

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Hannah’s Story

Hannah Bostock – by Mum Diane My daughter Hannah was born on the 26th January 2001 with multiple extensive CMN (Congenital Melanocytic Naevus) covering approx. 70 – 80% of her body with about 100 – 200 small naevi (satellites). Hannah was the most precious gift life could give to me. She was a wonderful baby…

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Leah’s Story

Leah Wigmore – by Mum Lynne Our daughter Leah was born 16th June 2005, at Frimley Park Hospital and from the very first moment we laid eyes on her, we knew she was special. It looked as though she was born with a full head of hair, but it turned out to be a CMN,…

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