Ely cathedral will once again be lit purple next week as part of the national Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer Campaign.
This will be the third year that the cathedral have kindly agreed to be a part of the awareness campaign. We aim to raise awareness to Pancreatic Cancer to help with early detection of the disease, which can help to save lives. Early detection is key to survival, with 10,000 people diagnosed in the U.K per year, only 7% of those will survive over five years.
The Ely purple light up has once again been sponsored by Martin Diver, who runs a small local Gas, Heating and Plumbing company. Martin has supported this campaign from the beginning, a great sport, joining me on a purple wig wearing trip up to the Octagon tower last year to see Nigel from Blueshed studios fit the filters. Nigel also has been a great supporter, helping us by keeping costs as low as possible and braving the weather of November to get the filters securely fitted. You can see the cathedral on the purple light up web page https://purplelightsuk.org/#homemap
You can get involved by raising awareness in your workplace, offer to be a donation station, or just by wearing purple on World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, 15th November.
You can get in touch with us and share your personal stories, tell us about your awareness raising at work or offer to be a donation station. Current donation stations include Fencabs of Ely, A10 taxis in Ely and The Swan on the River and The Plough and Harrow in Littleport.
Send us your photos and we will share them on our Facebook page. You can also donate any money you raise on our page via our fundraising link https://www.facebook.com/PancreaticCancerAwarenessPurpleLights/
Looking forward to seeing our wonderful cathedral purple again next week, thank to all who have helped, or are planning to help raise awareness of this dreadful disease. Niki
Press release from Pancreatic Cancer Awareness