During Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 2013, we wanted to do as many things as possible to raise awareness. One of these was to encourage businesses in our local area to support us by turning purple.
Following visits to local shops, we had an overwhelming response with over 100 businesses agreeing to go purple between 16th and 24th November.
Many of the lovely people who we spoke to had never heard of the disease while some of them had a connection to the horrible disease. This included Ann, the manager of Darnleys Coffee Shop in Haslemere High Street, who sadly lost both her father and father in law to pancreatic cancer.
As a result of so many businesses displaying posters, balloons and bunting, many people in the area, which has a population of over 15,500 and is in the heart of Jeremy Hunt’s constituency, know more about the disease and our charity. Mums on the school run, shoppers and teachers at local schools are among the people we have heard talking about their purple town.
You can see a list of all the businesses who took part by following the link below:
If you want to turn your local town purple too, please get in touch and we’ll help you to achieve this. Turning the nation purple might be possible with your help.