Skin Check Vouchers
The skin check voucher allocation has now all been used for 2022. The next allocation of skin check vouchers will be available from October 2023.
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.
You can read our Position Statement on Primary Prevention of Skin Cancer here
Please contact your local GP to access a voucher if you believe you are high risk or if you have the following:
- A mole, freckle or spot that has changed in size, thickness, shape, colour or has started to bleed.
- Lots of moles
- A family history of melanoma
- History of sunburn throughout life, especially during childhood
- Skin that burns easily
- Spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors
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.
In Memory of David Blunt
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.