Fundraising in Support of Pancreatic Cancer UK in Memory of Seth
Purple Rainbow Pancreatic Cancer Stories
In November as part of awareness month one short digital film was made to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, they were made by survivors, people whose loved one had died, nurses, palliative care consultants, surgeons and patients.
Purple Rainbow Ball
The second Purple Rainbow Ball took place on 18th November 2017
Great North Run
The lovely Lindsay did a second Great North run in memory of Seth dressed as a purple fairy
Bev from Heart and Soul Reiki Holistic Therapies did a reiki session to raise funds as her Dad also died from pancreatic cancer.
Emma Bridgewater Purple Stars Batch 2
The second batch of 1000 Emma Bridgewater Mugs sold out within three weeks raising money towards the total
Dharshanodiyaa Institute Of Bharathanatiyam
Keele Nanopharmaceutics Research Group
The Keele Nanopharmaceutics Research Group held a bake sale on World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Purple Rainbow Ball
The first Purple Rainbow Ball took place on the 17th September 2016 and there was a wonderful night of music, dancing and song.
Great North Run
Seth’s friend Dave Smith had decided to run the Great North Run in memory of Seth. Lindsay who was a friend of my friend took part in the flash mob in Nov 2015 and she also volunteered to run in memory of Seth. Then to complete the trio Karen who had made me some memory bears from Seth’s clothes also volunteered to help out. So in September 2016 three people took to the Great North Run and added lots of funds to the £49,000 total.
London to Brighton Bike Ride
In September 2016 Seth’s friend Tony Hull and my friend Paul Jones both entered the 52 mile London to Brighton Bike ride and both successfully completed the ride raising money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Tony tells humorous story of the days events here
Body Shop Fundraiser
My lovely friend Maria Anderson held her first Body Shop Party to contribute to the fundraising total.
Purple Rainbow Pancreatic Cancer Flashmob
A performance of the Pancreatic Cancer UK flashmob at a local performance of Homeward Bound in Stoke on Trent
Launch of Pancreatic Cancer UK Patient Charter
Lesley attending the launch of the Patient Charter with two people who have survived pancreatic cancer Margaret Datson and Roy Bowdrey. The Charter sets out the standard of care all pancreatic cancer patients should receive, but unfortunately too often do not. It is intended to empower patients and their carers to demand the level of care they are entitled to.
The staff at Midlands and Lancashire CSU held a Christmas raffle to help with the fundraising
Lesley’s colleagues at the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit held a bake sale and raised money towards the total.
Donation from Sandra Williams in memory of Mary Williams
I was contacted via Facebook after a radio interview by a lady whose Mum died on the 2nd November. She had heard me talking on the radio during awareness month and wanted to donate the collection at her Mum Mary’s funeral to the fundraising in Seth name. This was a complete a stranger and this gesture was very moving for me. Since that time Sandra and I have become friends and she has supported much of the fundraising and awareness raising. This is dedicated to the memory of Mary Williams.
Coffee Morning and Raffle
My friend Vicki Graham held a coffee morning an raffle and added to our fundraising total.
Pancreatic Cancer UK Flashmob
My oldest school friend Sandra put me in touch with her beautiful and talented daughter Nicky Henshall who choreographed a fantastic flash mob based on Seth’s favorite songs. It was performed at the Royal Stoke Hospital on World Pancreatic Cancer Day and also in Newcastle Town Centre
Heres the video from the day too
Rhythm of the Bells
I was invited along to a local fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer UK organised by the local town Major Cllr Sylvia Dimond who was fund raising in memory of her Dad who had also died from pancreatic cancer. The event was supported by Dharshanodiyaa Institute Of Bharathanatiyam which teaches traditional Tamil dancing
Trek for Hope The Great Wall of China
Six weeks before Seth became ill Lesley and Seth had booked a trip of lifetime to China, Singapore and Hong Kong it was to celebrate both of their fifth birthdays and their tenth wedding anniversary. Unfortunately Seth was unable to make the trip and when Lesley heard of the the Trek for Hope that Pancreatic Cancer UK had set up she decided to go along and raise some funds. As people who know Lesley will appreciate she isn’t really built for trekking the Great Wall but she went along and completed the trek and also scattered some of Seth’s ashes from the highest point on the Great Wall. See the trek on this Pancreatic Cancer UK video but you wont see me as I was always at the back and hear about the trek on the local radio station
Purple Rainbow Support Group
The Purple Rainbow support group was set in July 2015 to help people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and their families across the county of Staffordshire.
Training with the Staffordshire GPs
The GPs and practice nurses across Staffordshire attended an awareness raising session about five different types of cancer that included the most prevalent and the ones where there is often late diagnosis which included pancreatic cancer . I was able to share Seth’s and my story at the event and was sup[ported by the nurses from Pancreatic Cancer UK and consultants from the Royal Stoke Hospital.
Pancreatic Cancer UK Summit 2015
In January 2015 I presented at Pancreatic Cancer UK summit to share Seths and my story for the very first time just six months after his death
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day 2014
The first pancreatic cancer awareness month saw us manning awareness stalls in supermarkets and in the hospital as well as lighting up local landmarks.
Raffle for Awareness Month
Wayland Seths nephew manned a raffle stand in the local shopping centre in Sittingbourne in Kent and also spoke to the local radio station.
Bake Sale and Raffle in the Netherlands
Hesma Seths sister who lives in the Netherlands did a raffle at the local British Shop in Hilversum and also sold cakes to raise funds in memory of Seth for awareness month.
Katie Adams Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon
Katie Adams one of Lesley work colleagues ran the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon her ever half marathon.
Sarah Davies Sky Dive
19th September 2014
Sarah Davies one of Lesley’s colleagues decided to do a sky dive to riase finds for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of Seth and her cousins friend.
Staff Dress Down Day
28th August 2014
In August 2014 the staff of the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit where Lesley worked had a dress down day with a cake sale, raffles and a name a bear competition to add to the fundraising total.
N Power Fundraiser
30th May 2014
In May 2014 just a few days after Seth was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer his friends at work held a “Do Something For Seth Day”.
All of people who worked with Seth were just about to made redundant so it was a phenomenal thing to do at a time when peoples morale was low, but they arranged a Worst Joke Competition, a Bring and Buy, a Quiz, Dial A Bingo, Office Olympics The Cube Style and Soak A Manager to raise funds to help Seth.
They raised over £1250 in just one day with NPower matching with a company donation. This was the start of the fundraising and this is what inspired me to support Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Here’s some of the great pictures from the day and it looks like the Soak A Manager was very popular