C. I. Travel Group are delighted to announce our support for Donna Annand Melanoma Charity, a small Jersey based charity aiming to educate Islanders and Island visitors about the dangers of sun damage, how to spot early signs of melanoma and crucially to support and assist sufferers and their loved ones.
About the Donna Annand Melanoma Charity
Donna Annand sadly passed away at just 29 years of age following a long and brave battle with stage four malignant melanoma. Donna’s wish was that this disease be highlighted to allow early detection and treatment of melanoma in order to improve survival prospects.
In answer to this wish a dedicated group of friends, family and other volunteers formed the DAMC in June 2011.
Kerry Petulla of DAMC said "We are very grateful and delighted to be working with C. I. Travel Group, helping to raise awareness of skin cancer and how to enjoy the sun safely. It was Donna's wish that there was more awareness of malignant melanoma and this is a fantastic initiative, benefiting our Islanders traveling away on holiday and also visitors to Jersey, who may not realize how strong the sun can be on our beautiful Island."
“As a holiday provider welcoming thousands of visitors to the sunny Channel Islands this summer, along with waving off many more to warmer climes in France and Spain, the opportunity to work alongside DAMC to promote essential sun safety to our clients is an exciting one.”Commenting on C. I. Travel Group’s involvement with the charity, Robert Mackenzie, Managing Director said "C. I. Travel Group is delighted to be supporting DAMC as our chosen charity for 2017. As a holiday provider welcoming thousands of visitors to the sunny Channel Islands this summer, along with waving off many more to warmer climes in France and Spain, the opportunity to work alongside DAMC to promote essential sun safety to our clients is an exciting one."
The partnership will be officially launched on Wednesday 17th May to coincide with the Group’s first FlyDirect departure to Majorca from Jersey Airport. Departing passengers will be treated to a visit from Alan the Mole, mascot of DAMC, along with goodie bags containing sun safety items and educational material.