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 […]

Helpline support grows

Our ‘helpline’ service, which offers written, telephone or face to face contact with those whose loved ones have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and those who are bereaved, continues to provide support. Through our growing profile, and on the recommendation of clinical staff across the region, increasing numbers of people who need help, wish to […]

Prime Time TV Raising Awareness for Pancreatic Cancer

The Elizabeth Coteman Fund is delighted that Coronation Street has decided to run a key storyline to help raise much needed awareness of this brutal disease. Below is an extract from the official Coronation Street press release: Coronation Street’s Hayley Cropper is to be diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in moving scenes which will be screened […]

Working with the Cambridge Pancreatic Centre

The Elizabeth Coteman Fund is delighted to be working with The Cambridge Pancreatic Cancer Centre. The centre has been set up with the aim of being a centre of multi-disciplinary excellence for the translation of pancreatic cancer research. Their focus is on world class trials of therapies showing effectiveness in research models. They aim to […]

Over £1000 raised at the 2013 London Marathon

The Elizabeth Coteman Fund would like to offer sincerely thanks Teresa Sewell who managed to raise just over £1000 in the 2013 London Marathon. “I am delighted to have raised so much money for the Elizabeth Coteman fund. My husband’s brother and sister have both died of pancreatic cancer within the last 9 months, so this […]