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Lifeguards Promote Safety in the Sun Message
With school holidays and warmer weather on the horizon, Eastbourne Lifeguards are spreading an important safety message this week, handing out free sun cream to visitors at Eastbourne’s Blue Flag beaches
With school holidays and warmer weather on the horizon, Eastbourne Lifeguards are spreading an important safety message this week, handing out free sun cream to visitors at Eastbourne’s Blue Flag beaches.



Eastbourne’s Safety in the Sun scheme will highlight the importance of using high factor sun cream, in a free giveaway of Soltan suncare, thanks to the Eastbourne branch of Boots the Chemists.



Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, Councillor David Tutt said, “Eastbourne and the Sussex coast enjoys the best sunshine in the UK, so it’s important we spread this message here in Eastbourne. Even on a seemingly cloudy day it is important to Slip, Slap, Slop – slip on a shirt, slap on a hat and slop on some sun cream.”



As well as Boots Soltan, the first 5-star rated sun protection in the UK, children will be able to pick up free activity sheets featuring word search puzzles and colouring in games, all highlighting how to stay safe on the beach.



Boots sun care expert Mike Brown comments, “With changes to the UK climate and the apparent increase in sun hours we are experiencing, it’s never been more important to make sun protection part of everyday life. Whether window-shopping or having a lunchtime kick about, if you’re exposed, you’re at risk; but a simple application of sun cream before you go out can save you from a lot of short and long term damage.”



Families can also safeguard adventurous children by collecting free Kidzsafe wristbands from the Lifeguard Station. With lots of beaches to explore, parents add their mobile phone numbers to the brightly coloured waterproof bands in case of separation.



Suncream, wristbands and activity sheets are all available from the Lifeguard Station (to the East of the Wish Tower), open from 10am to 5pm through to September. Free sun cream can be collected from the Lifeguard Station, subject to stock availability, until the end of July.



For more information and top tips from the Lifeguard team visit www.visiteastbourne.com/seafront or telephone 01323 412290.
19 July, 2007

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