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Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement for supporters of Pancreatic Cancer UK

Posted by: Comms 18 March 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a worrying time for all of us – but particularly for people with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones. Their wellbeing and that of our supporters, staff and the pancreatic cancer community is of paramount importance to us and, regretfully, this has meant postponing some of our upcoming events. These were difficult decisions but ones we felt we had to make for everyone’s safety, and most importantly to reduce the risk of patients and their family and friends from coming into contact with the virus.  

Other events organised by third parties are also now being postponed in accordance with the latest Government advice. We share the disappointment of everyone who is registered to take on a challenge for Pancreatic Cancer UK, but we ask that they and all of our supporters stand with us through this difficult time. 

Pancreatic cancer does not stop during a global pandemic - thousands of people up and down the UK will still be facing this cruel disease and will be especially vulnerable at this time. With your help, we will continue to be there for them when they most need us.  

Our Support Line will remain open for people to get the information and support they need, now more than ever.  

In times like these, we need our supporters by our side so that we, in turn, can be at the side of those who need us. We are so grateful to everyone who enables us to provide vital support and fund lifesaving research – now more than ever we will be relying on your donations, regular gifts and continued fundraising to ensure we can be there for people affected by pancreatic cancer, today and in the future.  

If you were due to be taking part in an event that has been postponed or cancelled, we will be in contact soon, so please do make sure to check your emails. We are working hard to try and answer as many of your questions as we can in person, but you may want to check out our FAQs page in the meantime. 

As a result of the current situation, our team will be working remotely, so please bear with us as we adjust to a different way of working.  

We are adapting to unprecedented circumstances but we won’t be deterred from our mission. We won’t stop until we have transformed the future for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.