Over 185 people joined us for our Inspiring Innovation summit in February. There were updates on progress in the eld, presentations by some of the world’s leading pancreatic cancer specialists and researchers, and the opportunity for delegates to hear from patients and carers. The feedback from the summit has been fantastic.
We joined forces with four other charities to encourage supporters to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer by turning their local landmarks purple. Hundreds of people took part in Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, turning famous buildings such as Blackpool Tower and the Welsh Assembly purple.
In partnership with the National Council for Palliative Care, the Leeds Hospital NHS Trust, St Giles Hospice and NHS England, we created a training resource for health professionals for health professionals to improve end-of-life care. The resource is based on ‘Homeward bound’, a play developed with Lesley Goodburn, who lost her husband Seth to pancreatic cancer. We were thrilled that the resource won the Partnership Working award at the Patient Experience Network National Awards.
We continued to support the Pancreatic Cancer Survivors Group UK, helping them organise and run a weekend get-together for their growing membership.
Our Chief Executive, Alex Ford, played a key role in launching the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, which brings together pancreatic cancer charities from across the globe to defeat the disease sooner.
UK Chairman and Senior Partner, KPMG LLP, Trustee of Pancreatic Cancer UK and Chair, Development Fund Board.