Elizabeth Coteman Fund thanks the Friends of Ray Symonds

The Elizabeth Coteman Fund would like to thank friends of the late Ray Symonds for their donations following Ray’s sad death from pancreatic cancer last year. We are also extremely grateful to Ray’s family for thinking of us. A total of £1400 was shared equally between The Elizabeth Coteman Fund and the Arthur Rank Hospice. […]

Clair and Anna’s Triumph

Sisters, Clair Meager and Anna Fewell, completed the Thames Path Endurance Challenge to raise over £500 for The Elizabeth Coteman Fund. The pair, who lost their mum to pancreatic cancer in 2012, are pictured at the end of their ordeal. (Anna is on the left and Clair on the right). Thank you girls!

Cheers to the Cheerleaders!

Members of Cambridge Cobras Cheerleading team braved the cold at this year’s Mill Road Winter Fair. In spite of the weather, the team put on a splendid performance (with smiles) and raised over £40 for the Fund from members of the public.

Changing Role Reflects Growing Need

Our work is changing. The Fund continues to support the practical needs of families battling with pancreatic cancer through hardship payments, supporting the costs of clinical trials, respite care and meeting transport needs. But a greater proportion of our time is now spent supporting families with advice, information and advocacy as they come to terms […]

First Donation Boosts Cancer Support Group

The Elizabeth Coteman Fund made its first grant and immediately had an impact on those suffering from Pancreatic Cancer. Cambridgeshire based Acorn Cancer Support Group were recipients of the Fund’s first award. The Group, whose aim is to alleviate the physical and emotional distress of cancer patients and their carers, meets at Huntingdon, St Ives and Ramsey and provides […]

Chris Goes Through It for ECF

Chris Birbeck, a friend of The Elizabeth Coteman Fund, took on the ultimate ‘Tough Mudder’ challenge for us and raised over £200, through the generosity of his work colleagues at Health Education East of England. Tough Mudder is a challenging event over a 12 mile course with 20 obstacles including tanks full of ice, and […]

Triathlon Boys in the Top 2%!

Last year’s major fundraising effort by Gerald and Mark Coteman in the London Triathlon was up there with the best. The two raised over £5000 for the Fund and put them in the top 2% of fundraisers with JustGiving for the whole of the year. They received special congratulations from the JustGiving team – “Congratulations […]

Sue Passes the £1700 Mark!

Sue Kidby, from Cottenham, lost her partner Les from pancreatic cancer just last year and immediately pledged her support to the battle against the disease. Using a number of fundraising methods, but mostly car boot sales, Sue and her friends have already raised more than £1700. The Fund is hugely grateful to Sue, not only […]

St Ives Rotary Boost Funds with £1500 Donation

Following a presentation on pancreatic cancer, and the work of the Fund, made by members of the Coteman family, St Ives Rotary Club has made a tremendously generous donation of £1500 from their funds. Members of the Club make decisions about which charitable causes are supported each year and the Fund’s presentation was extremely well […]

Skydive Nets £400

High flying Simon Galloway took to the skies to raise money for The Elizabeth Coteman Fund. As a result of his heroic efforts he was able to make a wonderful donation of £400 to the Fund. The 12500ft skydive event was in memory of his brother-in-law, Bernie Sewell, who sadly died from pancreatic cancer. Our sincere […]