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Supporter stories

Charles Czaijkowski wearing a suit and smiling
Policy & campaigning

My experience shaping new NHS guidance on diagnosis

26 March 2024

Charles, one of our supporters, tells us about his role as a patient expert on the NHS group that developed this new guidance.

Black and white photo of Angela on her 50th birthday
Supporter stories

Angela’s gift will writing

3 January 2024

After Angela was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2020, she used our free Will writing service to ensure her loved ones and the causes she cared about were provided for. Here's her story. 

Supporter stories

Tribute to Dr Charles Martin Bates

8 December 2023

As we begin a new year, we wanted to pause and remember those who supported us by leaving a gift in their Will.

John and his wife Natalie standing in front of the Sydney Opera House and bridge
Supporter stories

John’s Gift of Hope

31 August 2023

John is leaving a gift of hope in his Will to help fund ground-breaking research into early diagnosis and better treatment and care for people affected by pancreatic cancer.

Man, woman and child standing outside the sunderland afc grounds wearing pancreatic cancer uk tops for the big step forward
Fundraising

Sharon’s Big Step Forward Story

5 June 2023

Sharon's dad Geoff sadly died from pancreatic cancer in 2019, just six weeks before his first grandchild, Erin, was born. Now, Sharon, her husband and Erin take part in The Big Step Forward every year in his memory.

London marathon runners for Pancreatic cancer uk at the Greenwich observatory before the race
Fundraising

“Every step of the way has been for them”

25 April 2023

On Sunday 23rd April, 210 incredible Team Pancreatic Cancer UK runners took to the streets of London to raise awareness and funds at the yearly London Marathon.

Black and white photo of Angela on her 50th birthday
Supporter stories

Angela’s gift of hope

20 January 2023

After Angela was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2020, she used our free Will writing service to ensure her loved ones and the causes she cared about were provided for. Here's her story. 

Anne holding a bouquet sitting next to her husband Neil on their wedding day
Supporter stories

Anne’s gift of hope

29 December 2022

Anne chose to leave a gift in her Will to fund research into early diagnosis. Here's her story.

A photo of supporter Sally with her sister Annette
Local volunteering

Why I volunteer

6 September 2022

Sally shares why she decided to start volunteering for Pancreatic Cancer UK following her sister's diagnosis

Mahika sitting in her living room looking to camera.
Policy & campaigning

Stand with Mihika to fight for early diagnosis

14 June 2022

You may recognise Mihika as one of the faces of our Unite, Diagnose, Save Lives campaign that launched last week. Like so many of our loved ones, Mihika’s husband Jay heard these devastating words when he was finally diagnosed; “Sorry it’s too late. We can’t save you.”

Fundraising

Walk for Pia: The Gavin and Stacey themed walk from Billericay to Barry Island

26 April 2022

Pia was aged just 54 when she sadly lost her life to pancreatic cancer in September 2021, 11 months after her diagnosis. Now, Pia’s husband, Simon, and their two daughters Rhiannon and Emilia have been joined by family and friends in walking from Billericay, Essex, to Barry Island, South Wales, to honour her life, raise vital awareness and funds for the disease and celebrate her love of BBC Sitcom Gavin and Stacey!

Amy and her mum, Angela smiling
Fundraising

“The support for each other really shone through”

29 March 2022

Last month, our amazing Jog 28 miles in February participants braved the dreary weather to cover 28 miles over 28 days, raising an incredible £300k!  Each and every participant was kept going by their own unique and inspiring stories, including Amy, who took part in support of her mum, Angela, sadly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2020. 

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