By LAURA RUMBEL

The Newcastle community have one last opportunity to get a free skin check this summer season. 

The Hunter Melanoma Foundation’s (HMF) ‘Spot Check’ campaign, alongside doctors from Newcastle Skin Check will be offering free skin checks on Saturday the 27th of February between 9am and 5pm. 

The pop-up skin check station will be located at Cooks Hill Surf Club. 

This summer season alone, HMF have provided 640 beach goers and local Surf Lifesaving community members with free skin checks. 

Bookings are available online on the Hunter Melanoma Foundation’s social media pages, people are also welcome to get a free skin check without a booking provided there is availability on that day. 

“What we’re hoping to achieve through this campaign is to reduce mortality rates of melanoma through early detection but we’re also trying to get people to change their behaviour when it comes to skin checks,” said the Hunter Melanoma Foundation’s Claudia Tolhurst.