Share your story with the media

The stories of people affected by pancreatic cancer are crucial in ensuring we can continue achieving media coverage to raise awareness of the disease and to help change the future.

We are keen to hear from people who would be willing to share the impact of pancreatic cancer upon their lives, or highlight a particular aspect of the cancer that may already be topical in the news.

We can help you share your story with journalists from newspapers, magazines, television and radio. You can also share your story on our website or provide quotes to support our events and campaigns.

We know that speaking about your experience can be emotional and daunting, please be assured that our team at Pancreatic Cancer UK will support you in any way that we can.  We will always make sure that you are fully briefed and supported by the team before engaging with journalists.

If you’re interested in finding out more please fill in the form below and a member of the media team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

What would I have to do?


If you’re happy to share your story, please fill out the form below. If we have a media interview opportunity that might be right for you, one of our media team will get in contact to find out more about your story and answer any questions you might have. Our team will then speak to journalists and arrange an interview. Often this is over the phone but if the journalist wants to take photos or film, they may want to meet you in person. We will talk you through each opportunity, including the types questions that the journalist may want to ask, and be there to support you every step of the way.

We may not have the right interview opportunity for you immediately. Different journalists are interested in different stories and the issues they choose to focus on can change overtime. However, we’ll keep the details you provide us securely in our database and will be in touch as soon as a suitable opportunity arises.

Where would my story appear?


We work with lots of different national and regional journalists across radio, TV, newspapers, magazines and online. Different journalists cover different types of stories so we only approach journalists who we think are appropriate for each story. Unfortunately, you can never predict what will happen in the news so we cannot guarantee your story will be published, but the vast majority of those we work on reach the public, helping to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer

Do I have to be identified and pictured?


Yes, all journalists need to know your full name, age and be able to include photos of yourself and/or your loved one. Occasionally journalists may need to take their own photos or film footage but we will talk you through this and support you.

Will I have a say over what is written?


While neither you or Pancreatic Cancer UK will have final control over what the journalist says or writes, we’ll work closely with you and journalist to make sure they have all the key facts.  Before approaching journalists, our media team will do an informal interview with you and write up your story in your own words. Once you’ve had chance to review it and make any changes, the write-up of your story will be shared with the journalist to help them accurately convey your experience.

What happens next?


If we have an appropriate media opportunity for you, one of our media team will get in touch. They will then arrange an informal interview to capture the details of your story. Then they will speak to journalists and see if they would like to interview you.

“What happened to my mum was so awful but all we can do is raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and aim to improve outcomes for other people with this disease.” – Jenny

Jenny helped raise awareness of our Unite-Diagnose-SaveLives Campaign to thousands of people, by sharing her story with the media. Her appeared in The Scotsman, The Herald and STV.

    We may include your story on our social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or in our newsletter to help us raise awareness of pancreatic cancer among as many people as possible.
    We may share your story as part of our email fundraising campaigns to new or current supporters; or include your story in applications to corporate partners or charitable trusts, so they can better understand why we need their help in taking on pancreatic cancer.

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