We want our Government to follow the lead of Australia & ban commercial sunbeds


Skin cancer rates continue to soar in the UK, melanoma kills 6 people every day. Sunbed users have an increased risk of developing skin cancer.

 We are working with a research team to discover how watercress can support the body to defend against skin damage from UVr that can lead to skin cancer and, specifically, Melanoma.

During a recent meeting with the researchers, Gillian Nuttal, Jay Allen from Australia, we were introduced to the petition which aims to initiate a debate by parlement if 10'000 signatures are reached.


It is estimated that treating these cancers will cost the NHS up to £465m a year by 2025. The NHS is already overstretched. If melanoma spreads through the body, it is notoriously difficult to treat. The treatments that are used are enormously expensive. A sunbed ban would indirectly support the NHS

At 10,000 signatures...

At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition

At 100,000 signatures...

At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament

  • Created byGillian Nuttall

  • Deadline12 January 2019



The Watercress Company hosted a meeting in July 2018 so reaserchers could update Gillian, Jay and James on their progress in reaserch of the affect on ITC on Skin Cancers