In 2008, Gillian Nuttall witnessed first hand the cruelty of skin cancer when her friend John Herron, 30, passed away having fought the disease. Eight years on she’s developed the UK’s leading melanoma charity, had tea with the Queen and is set to host the biggest fundraiser to date.

Former Manchester marketing manager, Gillian Nuttall is celebrating eight years of the UK’s leading skin cancer charity, Melanoma UK and will be hosting the annual gala dinner on Saturday 25th June at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

The patient support group was set up in 2008 after Gillian suffered the loss of a close friend in to melanoma, and has since raised over £500,000.

This year’s dinner, sponsored by Thornleycroft Solicitors, aims to raise much needed funds which will help to provide specialist nurses, around the clock support and treatment research.

Gillian, who last month was invited to have afternoon tea with the Queen following her pride in Oldham award, said:

“We are looking forward to welcoming friends, colleagues and family along to our next annual dinner.

We have had some amazing support over the years and this year is no different.

With the opportunity to win a wing walk on a Breitling plane and a beautiful piece of jewellery from Beaverbrooks, the evening will no doubt be another successful event.”

In May, Melanoma UK partnered with Manchester law firm Freeman Fisher to provide Spinningfields workers with free sun cream having seen 12,500 new cases diagnosed last year.


To support Gillian or to attend the annual dinner on Saturday 25th June please call 07530 986 477 or email