November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. We are now on Purple Alert. 93% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer won’t survive for five years.


What is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month?

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM) happens in November each year and is an opportunity for those affected by the disease to raise much needed awareness and funds.

When is World Pancreatic Cancer Day?

World Pancreatic Cancer Day happens on the 3rd Thursday in November. This year it is the 16th November 2017.

What is Get Purple?

Get purple is an initiative of Pancreatic Cancer UK. We have something for everybody, whether you like to Bake, get active, get dressed up, change your look, hold a quiz night or have a games night, your support can help save lives.

Why are you on purple alert?

This year over 9,600 people in the UK will receive a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and around 8,800 will die from it. Funding lifesaving research and raising awareness is vital to advancing treatment options for patients and improving earlier diagnosis. We need your help. We can’t do it alone.

Join us this Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and wear it, bake it, shave it or move it to raise funds and save lives. Join us and get purple.

Purple Lights

Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer is an opportunity to put a spotlight on Pancreatic Cancer. For the last few years, landmarks around the UK such as Blackpool Tower and Edinburgh Castle have lit up purple during November to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

This year we would love even more landmarks to light up purple for Pancreatic Cancer. To find out how to get involved and light up a landmark purple, or to see landmarks near you that will be lighting up purple visit the Purple Lights UK website

How can I get involved in Get Purple?

This Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month we are on Purple Alert. We need as many people as possible to get purple, fundraise and save lives.

Whether it’s at work, home, with friends, family or colleagues, you’ll be joining those across the UK who are doing their bit, just like you, to make a difference to those affected by pancreatic cancer.

From the fundraising classics like bake sales and quiz nights to activity challenges across the month and organising a head shave, our fundraise section will get you off to a great start.

You can download your fundraising kit to help get you started. It’s packed with useful tools to make your event the best it can be.

How do I register?

You can register anytime you like by visiting fundraise page here

Why do I need to register?

By registering to fundraise for PCUK it allows us to provide any help or guidance when you may need it. You will also be able set up your online giving page.

What if I can’t host an event in November?

If you are unable to host your fundraising event in the month of November, you can still register to hold a fundraising event with us and we are happy to support you in the best way we can.

How do I fundraise?

As soon as you have signed up, there are plenty of great ways to fundraise.Simply, share your online fundraising page with friends and family via email, Facebook or Twitter to let them know you are fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK.


How can my company support Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Companies can support our work in a number of ways, such as: hosting an event at your workplace, making a donation, sponsoring one of our events, through employee fundraising or payroll giving. Nominating Pancreatic Cancer UK as your charity of the year will help raise awareness of the disease as well as much needed funds.

Here are some more ideas of ways that companies can support us from large to small, these include:

  • Holding a staff dress down day and bake sale
  • Making a one-off donation
  • Hosting an event at your workplace such as a quiz or games night
  • Take part in one of our challenge events with a team of colleagues

    If your organisation has a charity of the year scheme, why not nominate Pancreatic Cancer UK and help us raise awareness of the disease and raise much needed funds.

    We have a dedicated team to support you with your fundraising who will be on hand to develop a bespoke calendar of events and activities that will work best for your business as well as materials, tools and tips to get you started. If you would like to find out more please email us here

  • Where can I get hold of a sponsorship form?

    You can register now and we will supply you with sponsorship form to get your sponsors pledging their support.

    Where can I get posters?

    You need to register to hold a fundraiser first and we will share with you the link to our downloads.

    Can I set up an online fundraising page for my event?

    Yes, it’s easy! You can create your own Just Giving page here or through Virgin Money Giving page here.

    Can I have some help organising my fundraising event?

    Our fundraising team are always on hand to answer any fundraising questions or enquiries that you might have. We have lots of tips and materials to make your event one to remember and can offer advice on how to smash your fundraising targets! Get in touch with our fundraising team on 020 3535 7090 or email us.

    How do I prove that I am an authorised fundraiser with Pancreatic Cancer UK?

    Once you have registered your event or fundraiser with us we will provide you with a unique identification number. You can use this at any time to provide proof that you are a registered fundraiser with us. If you are unsure please contact our fundraising team on 020 3535 7090.

    How can I pay in my fundraising?

    Thanks for all your fantastic fundraising. The quickest and easiest way to pay in your donations is to do so online but we also have other options for you.

    Option 1

    Pay online The easiest way to pay in money quickly and securely is to use a credit or debit card. Pay online now. Please make sure you use your unique identification number when you make your transfer so we can ensure the money is added to your fundraising record. Use your online fundraising page – Pay in fundraising money easily and safely using your online fundraising page you have already set up.

    Option 2

    By bank transfer Get in touch and we will email you our bank details and a reference. You can then do a bank transfer or go into your local branch to pay the donation direct into our account. Please make sure you use your unique identification number when you make your transfer so we can ensure the money is added to your fundraising record.

    Option 3

    Pay in by post

    To pay in cheques, please download our remittance form (link through to download page), fill it in and send with your cheques and any sponsorship forms to:

    Pancreatic Cancer UK

    6th Floor Westminster Tower

    3 Albert Embankment


    SE1 7SP

    Cheques should be made payable to Pancreatic Cancer UK. Please do not send cash in the post.

    Please make sure you use your unique identification number when you make your transfer so we can ensure the money is added to your fundraising record.

    Option 4

    Make a donation over the phone Please call our team on 020 3535 7090 to make the donation securely over the phone.

    Don’t forget to send us your sponsorship forms!

    We can claim Gift Aid on behalf of your sponsors if you send us your completed sponsorship forms with your fundraising cheque or a receipt of your payment. This will mean an extra 25p donation for every £1 you have raised donated to Pancreatic Cancer UK. Please send your forms and cheques to:

    Pancreatic Cancer UK

    6th Floor Westminster Tower

    3 Albert Embankment


    SE1 7SP

    What is gift aid?

    Gift aid is a great way of increasing the value of your donation with no additional costs for you. Donating through Gift Aid means Pancreatic Cancer UK can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra.We can provide Gift Aid envelopes for any events you are organising so your guests can claim the extra 25% too. Contact us to order your envelopes. If you would like to read more about Gift Aid here.