Marathon Effort!

Zoe Luscombe, is a fantastic supporter and donated her place in last year’s London Marathon to The Elizabeth Coteman Fund and raised a staggering £844. Such events require a huge amount of dedication and we are always grateful for the physical effort put in by some people to boost our funds.

The Pipe Family Do It Again!

After a fantastically successful first-ever fundraising event in 2016, the Pipe family from Ipswich staged another Gala Evening on 25 February in memory of husband and dad, Steve. On this occasion a massive £2,598 was raised. Daughter Sam is continuing the family’s fabulous support for The Elizabeth Coteman Fund as she runs for us in […]

Julie’s Tesco Event Raises £2050

With support from Tesco in Newmarket, a major fundraising event for The Elizabeth Coteman Fund was staged in the store by Julie Wilcock (see ‘Special Testimonial’ piece above) on 11 February. The event attracted massive publicity and was enthusiastically supported by shoppers and sponsors. In addition to the £2050 raised, good levels of engagement were […]

Tribute to a Wonderful Lady

We wish to take this opportunity to pay tribute to a very special lady who sadly lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in January. After meeting a representative of The Elizabeth Coteman Fund, Shirley Beardsmore, from Barton Mills, began raising money for the Fund. Despite having a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, she worked tirelessly and […]

Julie sets up a special testimonial to her Mum

Julie Wilcock, who lost her mum, Margaret, to pancreatic cancer in 2017, has set up her own fundraising and awareness fund. Called ‘Be Wise’, it will be drawing attention to the signs and symptoms of the disease. There is a website, which has lots information about what to look out for. The Elizabeth Coteman Fund, […]

Milestone as First North East Grant Is Made

Referred to elsewhere, our first ever grant in the north east of England was made during 2017, and follows several years’ of fundraising by our local champion, Jen Patterson. The following message sums up the feeling: Hi Gerald, My first day back to work today after a couple of day’s annual leave. I’m pleased to […]

Open Access Support Group

The NHS, together with Maggie’s, has established a regular support group for those with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and their families. The sessions, which are held on the first Friday of each month at the Maggie’s Centre on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site, offer a quiet, comfortable and supportive surroundings, the chance to meet other […]

The Fund’s Involvement in Research

We have supported pancreatic cancer research from the inception of the charity. We do this in two distinct ways. Firstly, we support recruitment to key clinical trials, with awareness raising and via direct funding of patients’ expenses. Secondly, we provide a patient and carer voice as research trials are established and as drug breakthroughs are […]

Emotional Support, Befriending and Advocacy Services

Our work supporting patients and their families has grown; we have seen more referrals and more joint working with other cancer charities to provide information, reassurance, liaison and advocacy on clinical issues – and just simply being there for people. Feedback from those who have received support from The Elizabeth Coteman Fund is incredibly positive. […]

Something to Look Forward To

One of our most exciting partnership ventures during the year was to agree joint working with the Cambridge-based charity, Something to Look Forward To. The charity promotes the well-being, and seeks to reduce the stress, of those who experiencing the effects of cancer, and their families, by offering a comprehensive range of free gifts donated […]

Something To Look Forward To