Pancreatic Cancer Scotland
We are excited to announce our intention to merge with the charity Pancreatic Cancer Scotland (PCS)! Please read this page for more information about the merger, about Pancreatic Cancer Scotland and for FAQs.
This year both charities mark our 10th anniversary and their shared vision, to make the 2020’s the decade of change for Pancreatic Cancer, is bold and ambitious, driven by a need to improve survival rates for the world’s toughest cancer.
Why are the two charities wanting to merge?
2020 marks the 10-year anniversaries of both PCA and PCS. Reflecting on the past decade we are incredibly proud of our work and what we have achieved. Looking to the future we want to make the 2020’s The Decade of Change for Pancreatic Cancer.
By joining forces and taking action together, both charities know we can make this joint vision a reality.
Both PCA and PCS have a determination to help improve survival of pancreatic cancer patients, through the promotion of early diagnosis, greater public awareness, the education and training of healthcare professionals and through improving access to treatments and better care and support for patients and their families.
Both charities are financially stable, but we know we can achieve more united together. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we’ll make greater progress in more effective ways for pancreatic cancer patients and their families in Scotland as well as in the rest of the UK.
When will we hear more/what will happen next?
Ali Stunt will be the Chief Executive of the merged organisation, with Fiona Brown, Development Manager of PCS managing the Scotland office, which will continue to use the PCS name for the time being. Work is underway to develop the combined organisation’s branding, future vision, strategy and action plans within the spirit of the merger.
Over the coming months our organisations will combine how we work to make sure we deliver our charitable aims together, in the best way we can. Projects and committed funding will continue as normal and some will be developed further.
We will endeavour to keep our supporters informed regularly. If you would like to be kept up to date you can sign up to the following e-newsletters:
What will the merged charity look like? What will it be called?
Activities in Scotland will continue to use the PCS name, while we work together with our colleagues at PCA to develop our combined organisation’s branding, future vision, strategy and action plans within the spirit of our merger.
We will endeavour to keep our supporters informed regularly.
If you would like to be kept up to date you can sign up to the following e-newsletters:
What is going to change for me? I have already committed to fundraise for you?
We understand that supporters will have already started fundraising with online fundraising platforms such as Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving etc.
We are very grateful for your support and if you have a page open to support us, there is no need to change anything and we will continue to keep in contact with you throughout your fundraising.
If you would like to raise funds or awareness for pancreatic cancer please reach out to our team and we will provide support and guidance to you.
I have a direct debit/payroll gift/standing order with PCS or PCA, what happens now?
If you have a direct debit / payroll gifting / standing order with PCA there is no need to do anything
If you have a direct debit / payroll gifting / standing order with PCS we will need to provide you with updated information.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our supporter relations team will get back to you.
The need for your support remains as great as ever, so thank you for your continued support.
I have given my personal details to PCA or PCS. What will happen to my data?
Pancreatic Cancer Scotland and Pancreatic Cancer Action remain committed to treating your personal data with respect and to keeping it safe. Under the Data Protection Act 2018, Pancreatic Cancer Action will become the ‘Data Controller’ of all personal data processed by the merged charity.
To find out what this means and how you can get in touch with us about your data click here.
How can I find out more about PCS?
To find out more about Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, please visit their website: www.pancanscot.org or if you have any specific questions, please contact the office email@example.com or call 01412138135.
Is there an opportunity for supporters to share their views or ask questions about the merger?
Of course. Please submit any query to:
Pancreatic Cancer Action: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0303 040 1770 or
Pancreatic Cancer Scotland: email@example.com or call 01412138135