Sofia’s Story

On the evening of the 7th July 2017, our beautiful daughter Sofia was born at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. I had an uneventful pregnancy and a straightforward birth and we were completely unaware that Sofia was going to born with a giant CMN. When she was born, the midwife explained that she had a birthmark. I…

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Victoria Hamilton’s Channel Swim

2017 Jessica Ma Award Runner Up It was 8:30am when my phone rang while I was starting my day at work. “Can you get to Dover for 2am Saturday?” “As in tomorrow? No, I can’t get from Pitlochry in that time!”. “oh…. How about Sunday at 2am?” That was what started the journey that I…

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2017 Jessica Ma Award Winner & Runner Up

In December 2014, one of our founding trustees Jessica Ma sadly lost her battle with cancer. Jessica was not only a trustee to the Caring Matters Now charity, but also an amazing, courageous and inspirational friend to many in the charity and beyond. Caring Matters Now established the Jessica Ma Award to publicly acknowledge and…

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2018 Fundraising

We are delighted to offer you all an opportunity to get involved! We still need to raise a minimum of £100,00 a year to continue the support to all those affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevi, to fund pioneering research at Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Institute of Child Health and to raise awareness of…

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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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