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Join the Caring Matters Now tandem skydive event in 2017

CMN have teamed up with Click and Jump to organize an event on 2 September 2017 at the parachute centre near Nottingham.  This special event is to celebrate the charity’s 20th anniversary and to raise money for their wonderful cause.

The costs of your tandem skydive is £275 this includes a £50 non refundable reservation fee.

You can either pay for your own jump and then raise as much money as you can for Caring Matters Now or if you wish to use your sponsorship money to pay for your jump you will need to pay your own reservation fee of £50 then the balance of the jump £225 can be taken out of your sponsorship money if you raise the minimum sponsorship target of £500 by 2 August 2017.

Please use JustGiving to set up your own personal fundraising page to raise your money, you will need to reach your online target of £500 at least one month before your jump. Once you have set up your personal fundraising page you can then join the team page Team CMN SkyDivers.

CMN tandem skydive Katy1You will need to reach your minimum online target of £500 one month before your jump.

To book your place on this event please use the link below, enter your date as 2nd September 2017 and list CMN as your charity. We look forward to booking you in for this fab event.

Book your CMN tandem on 2nd September 2017

Not sure if you can skydive?  Read all about the restrictions and requirements for a tandem skydive by clicking here

CMN Team shotWho are Caring Matters Now?

Caring Matters Now is the only UK dedicated charity that supports people affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN), a rare disorder affecting the skin and brain. CMN is an association of dark brown/black birthmarks (moles) which can cover up to 80% of the body. CMN is a rare condition affecting only around 1 in 20,000 births.  CMN are mostly untreatable and carry an increased risk of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. CMN syndrome is the association of these moles with neurological problems including brain tumours, spinal tumours, developmental complications, fluid on the brain and/or characteristic facial features.  Melanoma in CMN syndrome is at highest risk during childhood and is a particularly aggressive tumour and resistant to treatments. All cases of melanoma in CMN syndrome which have been seen at Great Ormond Street Hospital in the last 15 years have proven fatal.

Not only do those with CMN have the constant worry of Melanoma, but it can be very disfiguring in many, causing a great deal of stress and anxieties. This can make growing up with a visible difference challenging. The obvious psychological and social developmental challenges for children due to appearing different to others can be more devastating than the physiological challenges.  Caring Matters Now is the only UK charity that provides the specialist and dedicated support to those affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevi.

The support group has three main aims which are:
1. To support those affected by CMN
2. To raise awareness about CMN
3. To raise funds for the CMN research Caring Matters Now works in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, by funding the CMN research. The ultimate aim of the CMN research is to try to develop treatments for CMN, including the neurological complications and the devastating, fatal malignant melanoma.We have learnt so much in the last decade of funding research, but we still have a long way to go to find the life-saving treatments.

To find out more about CMN visit www.caringmattersnow.co.uk