Supporter stories

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. 

Fundraising

‘The love we have for her kept us going’

28 September 2021

On 12th September, our 150 amazing runners took to the streets of Newcastle, crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge twice and traversing the beautiful coastline of South Shields to raise (so far!) a fantastic £90k.

Steve Prescott Bridge
Supporter story

Shine a light on pancreatic cancer

2 September 2021

Survival has improved for most cancers, but not for pancreatic cancer. It's critical that more people are diagnosed earlier. With your support this Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we can put a spotlight on the disease to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.

Fundraising

Stamping out pancreatic cancer one step at a time

26 July 2021

Saturday 17th July saw a magnificent 158 walkers join the first ever Team Scotland to take on The Big Step Forward, our walking event, now in its second year.

Local volunteering

Why I volunteer

28 June 2021

Connie shares her motivation for volunteering for Pancreatic Cancer UK and how it gives her a great sense of achievement.

Support

We will always be grateful for the support Jeni gave us

28 June 2021

Jamie tells the story of his Dad's devastating pancreatic cancer diagnosis, which came at one of the most difficult times when the UK went into lockdown in March 2020.

Supporter story

How taking part in Jog 28 gave us a boost

30 March 2021

Terri tells the story of her husband’s devastating pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Supporter story

Early detection saved my dad’s life

1 February 2021

Kerry tells us about her dad’s diagnosis, the road to recovery, and why she believes early diagnosis research is key to more people like her dad surviving.

Supporter story

It gave me immense pleasure to see so many people taking part to raise funds

24 August 2020

Rakesh was one of 600 amazing supporters who walked, physically apart but virtually together, in our first ever Big Step Forward event. 

Penny Murno with husband Andrew
Policy & Campaigning

Penny’s story

2 December 2019

"I'm passionate about sharing my story now that I’ve reached the ‘golden one per cent'"

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