Pancreatic Cancer UK - our adopted charity for 2019/20

Pancreatic Cancer UK - our adopted charity for 2019/20
Type of post: Chorus news item
Posted By: Paul Searson
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2019

Grand Central Chorus voted at their recent AGM to support Pancreatic Cancer UK and so will be holding collections at their concerts and shows over the coming year. The chorus are determined to raise much needed funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK - the charity dedicated to funding ground-breaking research into new treatments and faster diagnosis of the disease.

One of the singers in the chorus, Steve Rose, nominated Pancreatic Cancer UK after Sue, his wife was diagnosed at stage 4 with this condition and chorus members voted to support the charity for the next year.

Steve said:

"Sue and I are amazed and humbled by the huge support shown by the chorus members with many committing financial support directly to the charity”. 

“In the UK, 24 people die from pancreatic cancer every day and you too could help change this shocking statistic by taking on “Challenge 24” by visiting 

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival of all the 20 most common cancers in the UK, with just seven percent of people living for five years or more after diagnosis. Pancreatic Cancer UK is taking on this devastating disease by investing in ground-breaking research and supporting patients and their loved ones through its free-phone Support Line staffed by specialist nurses.

Sue Collins, Director of Fundraising at Pancreatic Cancer UK, said: “We are delighted Grand Central Chorus is supporting us over the next year. The funds raised will help us to take on this extremely tough disease, which around 10,000 people are diagnosed with every year in the UK. The funds raised by Grand Central Chorus will help us offer support to patients and families, invest in vital research to help us see the breakthroughs we urgently need, and be a voice for everyone affected by the disease.”

If you would like to support Grand Central Chorus in their efforts to raise money for this charity, you can check where and when they are performing at  For more information or to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK, please visit

(Chorus image courtesy of David Taylor)