Lysis Financial joined national charity, Pancreatic Cancer Action, as a sponsor at the charity’s Purple Ribbon Gala dinner at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London on 30th March 2017.
At the glittering dinner, over 100 guests, including patients, volunteers and fundraisers who enjoyed reception drinks and canapes sponsored by Lysis Financial.
Following the reception, the guests enjoyed an exclusive tour of the Cutty Sark, a three-course meal down followed by speeches and presentations and the Givergy auction, which raised a substantial amount of money to support Pancreatic Cancer Action’s work. The gala dinner was also an opportunity to celebrate Ali Stunt’s 10-year survival from pancreatic cancer.
Jon Sweet, chief executive officer at Lysis Financial, said: “Sadly, members of our team have experienced the loss of friends or family due to pancreatic cancer, and so Pancreatic Cancer Action was one of the charities that we have chosen to support this year. We are a company with a conscience and actively support charities that are close to hearts in many different and constructive ways.”
Formed in 2001, Lysis Financial, with huge experience in its field, are a business change management consultancy to the financial services market through expert governance, risk and compliance services.
Jon continues: “Lysis were delighted to support Pancreatic Cancer Action by sponsoring the drinks reception and canapes at the Purple Ribbon Gala. We are impressed with the great work the charity undertakes to ensure that more people survive this dreadful disease.”
Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cancer killer in the UK and nearly 10,000 people a year are diagnosed with it. The disease has the lowest survival rate of all common cancers at just five per cent, which has barely changed in almost 50 years.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.
Ali Stunt said: “We were very excited to have Lysis as sponsors of our first ever Purple Ribbon Gala. Sponsorship presents companies with a fantastic way to raise their profile and highlight their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, while making a huge difference to a small charity like ours.
“The Purple Ribbon Gala was an amazing evening that enabled us to thank all those, including Lysis, who support the work we do to improve survival of pancreatic cancer.”