North East & Yorks

PanPals Yorkshire


Location: Yorkshire

An informal group for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer. The group meets from 10.30am until noon on the first Tuesday of the month, at Maggie’s Leeds at St James’s University Hospital. The invitation is extended to family and carers. Please do contact panpalsyorks@yahoo.co.uk if you are interesting in attending.

North West

PALMS: Pancreas and Liver Meeting 2 Support U- East Lancashire Liver and Pancreas Support Group


Location: Accrington

This group is for anyone in the East Lancashire area affected by Pancreas or Liver diseases. The group meets at Accrington Fire Station, Hyndburn Road, Church, Accrington, BB5 4EQ monthly on set dates from 2-4pm. For more information, please call 07516 181542.

SOS (Stomach, Oesophageal Support includes Liver & Pancreatic Cancers) Cancer Support Group


Location: Lancashire

SOS is a cancer support group that includes support for those with pancreatic cancer. The group meets every second Thursday of the month at 2pm. For more information please click below to find out more or you can phone 07926047519 or email: ian@sos-cancersupport.uk.

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Macmillan Pancreas Cancer Support Group (Liverpool)


Location: Liverpool

This group is patient led but supported by professionals with expertise and knowledge in Pancreas Cancer. For more information contact Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist, Phil Whelan at philip.whelan@rlbuht.nhs.uk

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Mid Cheshire Pancreatic Cancer Patient Support Group


Location: Crewe

This group is patient led but supported by pancreatic cancer nurse specialists. The group will be meeting once a month starting in September. For more information, you can contact Vicky Woodall or Caroline Firth on 01270 273803 or email:

Vicky.Woodall@mcht.nhs.uk or Caroline.Firth@mcht.nhs.uk

Maggie's Manchester Hepato-Biliary Support Group


Location: Currently online, on Microsoft Teams

This monthly support group is open to anyone in Greater Manchester who has had a HPB cancer diagnosis. Usually, it’s held at the Maggie’s Centre in Manchester, but due to coronavirus restrictions it has moved online.

If you’d like to attend, please email manchester@maggies.org with your name and contact number, and they will send you a link to join.

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Midlands & central

Purple Rainbow Pancreatic Cancer Group (Staffordshire)


Location: Staffordshire

The Purple Rainbow Pancreatic Cancer group provides support for people affected by pancreatic cancer across Staffordshire and meets every six weeks. For more information, contact Lesley on 07946 171747 or supportpancan@aol.com. You can also visit their Twitter page here.

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The Cambridge Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Support Group


Location: Maggie’s Wallace

The Cambridge Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Support Group is for people with cancer of the pancreas, biliary system or liver and their relatives. It is run by a cancer support specialist from Maggie’s and a nurse specialist. The group meets on the first Friday of every month from 10.30am – 12pm.

Location: Maggie’s Wallace, 21 Milton House, Puddicombe Way, Cambridge, CB2 0AD

For more information, call 01223 249220 or visit www.maggiescentres.org

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South, SE & London

The Essex Pancreatic Cancer Support Network


Location: Essex

The Essex Pancreatic Cancer Support Network is for anybody who has been affected by pancreatic cancer in some way – either having been diagnosed themselves or as a relative, spouse or partner of someone with pancreatic cancer. They meet regularly for a coffee and a chat and would be delighted to have more people join them. You can call John on 07921263640 or visit their Facebook page for information on upcoming meetings by clicking ‘Find out more’.

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Hertfordshire Support Group


Location: Hertfordshire

This group is for anyone affected by pancreatic cancer in the area. If you’re interested in joining the Hertfordshire group, email getinvolved@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

London PanPals


Location: London

This group is for anyone in and around London affected by pancreatic cancer. The group meets monthly in central London. Please contact londonpanpals@googlemail.com for further information.

Wales, West & South-west

Bristol Friends & Fundraisers


Location: Bristol

This support group is for anyone with a connection to pancreatic cancer in Bristol and Bath to make friends and have fun while raising funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

You can contact Karen Ellison by email or on 07545 145 540, or contact the group via their Facebook page by clicking ‘Find out more’.

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PanPals Dorset


Location: Dorset

This group is for anyone in the Dorset area affected by pancreatic cancer. The group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 10am.

For more information contact Audrey on 01300341399 or 07855790536, or email audreysaunders.823@btinternet.com.

Pan Pals Gwent


Location: Newport

In partnership with St David’s Hospice, this informal group gives you the chance to meet up for a cuppa and chat with others affected by pancreatic cancer. A palliative care nurse is available to answer any queires. PanCan Pals is held at St David’s Hospice, Blackett Avenue, Newport NP20 6NH. The group meet on the fourth Friday of every month from 1.30 pm-3.00pm. For more information on upcoming meetings, please contact Linda Reardon: MrsLinda.Reardon@outlook.com or call: 07986085034.