Purple Thistle

Merger information

Why have the two charities merged? 

2020 marks the 10-year anniversaries of both Pancreatic Cancer Action (PCA) and Pancreatic Cancer Scotland (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, we know we can make this joint vision a reality. 

We have a shared 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 were 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. 

What will the merged charity look like? What will it be called? 

Our activities in Scotland will now be as Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland. 

We have brought our organisations together as one and we are delighted to announce our new branding. 


Continuing to embrace the colour purple associated with pancreatic cancer, we love that our iconic thistle features in our new Scottish branding and we are proud to now include the word ACTION. 

Patients and families are at the heart of all we do and funds raised in Scotland will continue to benefit the people of Scotland through our initiatives, projects and activities. 

This is an exciting time in our 10th anniversary year, to strengthen and grow our activities, enabling us to add more value for our supporters, explore more opportunities and take more action to drive positive change. 

As one organisation we will continue to give full focus to investing our supporters’ money as efficiently as possible, and our commitment to raising awareness, improving education, healthcare and research and supporting patients and families affected by pancreatic cancer and associated tumours shall remain unconditional. 

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 already 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 have still to open a fundraising page you will now need to select “Pancreatic Cancer Action” on a platform such as Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving  

We assure you funds raised in Scotland shall continue to benefit the people of Scotland, through our initiatives, projects and activities. 


Please get in touch if you would like any materials to help you raise funds and awareness – you can visit the PCA shop to order materials or email Fundraising@panact.org 

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 fundraising@pancanscot.org  


visit https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/take-action/donate/ to make a donation or set up a monthly donation. 

The need for your support remains as great as ever, so thank you for your continued support. 

I have given my contact details to PCS. What will happen to my data? 

Pancreatic Cancer Scotland and Pancreatic Cancer Action believe it’s important to be upfront about what we do with your data, we are committed to treating it with respect and 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. 

This may mean some of the methods we use to collect and look after your personal data will change.  Please be reassured, we will continue to treat your personal data with respect, we will continue to keep it safe and we will only process it for the purposes you gave it to us. 

To read more and find out what this means for you please read our Notice of the transferal of personal details here. 

How can I find out more about the charity? 

To find out more about Pancreatic Cancer Action, please visit: www.panact.org  

To find out more about Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland, please visit: www.panact.scot

or if you have any specific questions, please contact comms@panact.org or call 0303 040 1770 

 I have another question that isn’t listed, who can I get in touch with? 

We’re always happy to chat – please reach out with any queries to enquiries@panact.org or call 0330 040 1770.