Pottery Collection raises £650!

Fund supporter and friend, Margaret Joyce, opened her home to local people in Swaffham Bulbeck and raised a fantastic £650. Money was raised partly by the sale of tea, coffee and cakes but also by selling items from a pottery collection designed for The Elizabeth Coteman Fund by potter, Sarah Stoker. The collection, which features […]

Patient Experience Research – Join in our Survey

2015 will see the beginning of our programme to gather more information about the health service experiences of patients and families as they battle with pancreatic cancer. A recent detailed analysis by Pancreatic Cancer UK showed that pancreatic cancer patients in England, on most fronts, still have a considerably poorer NHS experience than almost every other cancer […]

Jen’s Coffee Morning Raises £2500

Jen Patterson, who lives in Middlesbrough, had tremendous support from friends, family and the local community for her first, highly successful fundraiser for the Fund. Jen lost her husband, John, to pancreatic cancer, although he bravely took part in vital clinical trials at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The Fund supported John’s attendance at the trials […]

Fund to begin working with Maggie’s Wallace, Cambridge

The Elizabeth Coteman Fund has opened discussions with Maggie’s Wallace with a view to supporting the care and services provided to pancreatic cancer patients and their families. Maggie’s Wallace provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer, their families, friends and carers in and around Cambridge. Located in the grounds of Addenbrooke’s hospital, […]

2013 has been a busy year!

The Elizabeth Coteman Fund has had a busy 2013. The support we have seen from so many friends and local companies has been overwhelming and we have managed to raise substantial funds to help boost our overall ‘pot’ available to patients and their families. Check out our recent newsletter to see what we have been […]

Well done Sue!

Sue Kidby is setting a real example for fundraisers following the loss of her precious long-term partner in June from pancreatic cancer. Sue made contact with us not long after her bereavement and said that her loss and sad experience had made her determined to raise money to fight the disease. And she was as […]

Volunteer Boost

Pancreatic cancer is such a brutal disease that it devastates families, most of whom have had no prior knowledge of it. But more and more of those who have watch loved ones die, often so quickly, before their eyes, are motivated to help in the fight to improve survival, diagnosis and treatment. The Elizabeth Coteman […]

Sad Anniversary

We are extremely grateful to a group of Cambridge friends who have met every year to celebrate their wedding anniversaries (three couples). This year they continued the tradition but, sadly, met without one of their number who died from Pancreatic Cancer in 2012. The anniversary event was turned into a fundraising occasion, which resulted in […]

In Memoriam

Following financial help we were able to provide for a patient from Middlesbrough to attend clinical trials at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the man sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. His wife subsequently sent a cheque for £500 to The Elizabeth Coteman Fund following a collection by mourners at his funeral. We remember his brave fight […]

Huge thanks to The Cambridge Building Society

In August our leading community partner, Cambridge Building Society (CBS), devoted the whole month to the Fund by raising awareness and cash with a series of events and a highly successful social media campaign. The main event was a Dress Purple Day when staff made a donation and dressed in the colour for Pancreatic Cancer […]