Skin Check Vouchers

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in New Zealand. A generous bequest from Mr David Blunt has made it possible for the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman to offer skin check vouchers to the Nelson Tasman region.

A generous bequest was made to the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman to offer skin check vouchers (up to the value of $75 ) to people in the Nelson Tasman region. The 1,000 skin check vouchers issued in October 2020 have now all been issued.

The next allocation of skin check vouchers will be available in October 2021.

In Memory of David Blunt

David Blunt, who left a bequest for skin cancer checks

Skin Check vouchers made possible by a bequest

The skin cancer vouchers are made possible thanks to a bequest from David Blunt. David wanted to ensure that skin checks were more accessible to everyone in his region.

David was a keen tramper, lived the majority of his life in the Nelson region and loved the high sunshine hours and the outdoor opportunities. However, David was also fully aware that that lifestyle came with an increased risk of skin cancer.

David had a close relationship with the Nelson/Tasman branch of the Cancer Society and he strongly believed in the work we do in our community.

Accordingly, it was his wish that the Cancer Society Nelson Tasman was able to provide skin cancer check vouchers annually to give people ready access to skin cancer checks.

The Cancer Society Nelson Tasman will provide 1000 vouchers issued per year to locals.