Yesterday saw supporters all over the globe take to social media to support the first ever World Pancreatic Cancer Day! We were so proud to see how many of you tweeted and posted about the stats, the video and raised your voices about pancreatic cancer.
You weren't just active online though, you were incredibly busy offline too! Thank you to the team on Ward 109 at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (pictured left) who raised awareness and held a yummy-looking bake sale!
In the News
Our Deputy CEO Clara Mackay was up early with some of our supporters doing the rounds on BBC Radio. You can listen again to the interviews here by clicking on the highlighted titles:
- BBC Radio Lancashire - Clara and Bob
- BBC Radio Gloucestershire - Clara and supporter Amanda New
- BBC Radio Humberside - Clara with petition-wrangler Maggie Watts!
- BBC Radio Merseyside - Clara with Eileen
- BBC Hereford & Worcester - Clara with Chris
- ITV Wales - Clara with Steve
- BBC Radio Leicester- Clara with Amanda
- BBC Radio Cornwall - Clara
- Radio Cardiff - Supporter Linda Reardon
- Inverclyde Radio - Clara
- Radio Aire - Carl
- KLFM - Vivien who appeared on KLFM
- STV - Andy
- Lincs FM - Maggie Watts
#PurpleLights for Hope
A number of buildings around the UK also lit up with #purplelights for Hope for World Pancreatic Cancer Day! In addition to all the wonderful landmarks that lit up on 1st November, purple lights were shining on:
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester - Linda Reardon
Norwich City Hall, Norfolk - organised by Rachel Cooke
Mini Concorde, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge - organised by Susan Speece
Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly , Wales - organised by Linda Reardon
Cenotaph Town Clock, Blaenavon, Wales - organised by Cllr Alan Jones
Armagh gaol, Armagh, Northern Ireland - organised by Grainne O'Neill
See more photos here!
With such brilliant support, this day can only continue to grow and grow. Thank you everyone - here's to continuing with an incredibly successful Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month!