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

Record Number of Grants Made in 2017

Thousands more were made available in 2017 to individuals and families faced with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. We have also funded voluntary groups who support pancreatic cancer patients and carers. This increase in funding comes on the back of two important initiatives. Firstly, our networks in the North East of England have enabled us […]


Gerald’s next challenge…..

Gerald Coteman’s (Founder and Elizabeth’s husband) next challenge for The Elizabeth Coteman Fund is a 10-mile Mud and Obstacle Race on 25 March in Thetford Forest. This time he will be sharing the money raised between The Elizabeth Coteman Fund and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He is looking to raise a good sum for these two […]


Please Support Our 2018 London Marathon Runner!

We are delighted to announce that The Elizabeth Coteman Fund secured a first time ballot place for the 2018 London Marathon. Sam Garnham will run for the Fund on 22 April. Sam is part of the Pipe family from Ipswich who have been raising huge sums of money for us since they lost husband and […]


Generous donation from the Cambridge Freemasons

Cambridge Freemasons have made a donation to the area’s leading pancreatic cancer support charity, The Elizabeth Coteman Fund. Thirkill Lodge presented the charity with a cheque for £500 to support its work with people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and their families. Speaking for Thirkill Lodge, Terry Tinkler, said, “The Lodge has a proud history of […]