Our impact together

Our work is only possible because of you

Why we do what we do

It’s disgraceful that pancreatic cancer is so far behind other cancers. Survival rates have improved enormously for most cancers. But sadly, for pancreatic cancer, this is not the case.

That’s why we’re here – and why we need to continue to be here for people affected by pancreatic cancer so that we can support them now and transform the future. There is hope.

Driving research breakthroughs

Research into pancreatic cancer has been underfunded for decades – it only receives 3% of the UK cancer research budget. This costs lives. By funding research into earlier diagnosis and better treatments, we’re changing that. We also bring pancreatic cancer researchers together to learn from each other and maximise their impact.

Supporting people with pancreatic cancer

People affected by pancreatic cancer needed us more than ever in 2020/21. This was a year of change for our free, specialist support and information services. We made our services more accessible, including via our brand new website. And we tailored services to specific groups, so that people could access the kind of information and support they wanted. Overall, our information and support services reached more people across a wider geographical area and had a greater impact than ever.

  • 921,861 people accessed our information online in 2020/21 – 10% more than last year
  • 92-94% of people said our online support sessions increased their understanding of managing their dietary symptoms or how to take pancreatic enzymes
  • We distributed 26,120 information publications

A force for change

With your help, we turn up the volume on the voices of people affected by pancreatic cancer. Together, we’re a force for change – urging people in power to improve policy and practice to save lives.

We are so grateful for your incredible support for our most recent campaign this year. Treatment for pancreatic cancer can’t wait. Even short delays can have devastating consequences. People with pancreatic cancer shouldn’t be left behind but sadly, all too often, they are.

In 2020/21, our campaigning priority was to ensure that people with pancreatic cancer received the medical support they needed despite the challenges of the pandemic.

We’re continuing to push for change because, during the coronavirus pandemic, people affected by pancreatic cancer need us to fight for their rights now more than ever.

The power of supporters

We can only do what we do because of incredible supporters up and down the UK – like you.

So many of you contribute your time and money to help tackle pancreatic cancer. Whether it’s taking on a fundraising challenge, making a donation in memory of someone you’ve lost, raising awareness or sharing your personal experience – you’ve all played an important part in our achievements.

And we were 1 of just 6 charities to raise £1m from a single Facebook fundraising challenge.

  • We secured media coverage with a potential audience of 173 million people – 500,000 more than in 2019/20
  • Our website received over 1.5 million visits in its first six months, doubling our previous traffic

Thank you so much for your support.

Read the full Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020/21