The Solas Cancer Support Centre is attempting to break a Guinness World Record.

The community funded group based in Waterford say skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland and is the most preventable.

10,000 cases are diagnosed in this country every year.

On the 1st of July, they are attempting to break the record for ‘the most people applying sunscreen’.

The aim is to raise awareness for skin cancer and how important it is to know your own skin type.

Participants will have to apply their own sunscreen for two minutes and should be over five years old.

The current record is 1,822 participants set by the Ann’s Hope Foundation in Wisconsin, the USA in 2014.

The event will take place in the WIT Arena, Carriganore, Co.Waterford at 10 am and participants should bring their confirmation of registration email along with them.

Only those registered can take part.

To register and take part in this free event click here