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Pyjamas for PanCan goes virtual!

With the majority of us having to spend more time at home as a result of the coronavirus, we have made our fundraising campaign Pyjamas for PanCan 'virtual'. Find out more about how you can get involved and raise valuable awareness and funds from the comfort of your own home.

What is Pyjamas for PanCan?

Pyjamas for PanCan is one of Pancreatic Cancer Action’s most anticipated fundraising campaigns. We ask supporters up and down the country to take part by wearing their pyjamas throughout any given day in April 

The initial idea of it is that it’s a fun way to raise funds and awareness of pancreatic cancer by wearing your pyjamas to work, school, university, your local community event or even hosting a party at home!  Since launching in 2018 the fundraiser has provided a good source of income whilst raising much needed awareness too.

How has the coronavirus affected Pyjamas for PanCan?

Like with many other charities, we’ve had to adapt several of our campaigns as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Instead of cancelling the Pyjamas for PanCan completely, Pancreatic Cancer Action has worked with third part partnerMuch Loved to create a virtual platform so that supporters can upload their photos and make a suggested donation of £5. Participants are also welcome to hold their very own “Virtual” fundraiser with family and friends, using social media platforms and online fundraising sites.

Hosting your own 'virtual' event

Discover how to host your own 'virtual' fundraising event, including many ideas for inspiration.

Why the campaign is still important

We understand that these are unprecedented times, but sadly 26 people are still being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer every day. Pancreatic Cancer Action’s mission is to save more lives through early diagnosis and as long as we are here and are supported, we will make sure this happens.

Lucy de’Lemos, Fundraising and Development Manager says,  

We would be delighted if we can get as many people as possible to wear their PJ’s, eye masks or slippers and upload their photos this April to help us raise awareness and funds. We hope that people enjoy taking part and that we can put a smile on some faces during these uncertain times”

To find out how you can do this, head to our website:

For any queries about the campaign or any additional information on how you can get involved, please contact: fundraising@panact.org