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 […]


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, […]