Turn it Purple: Get involved

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November is fast approaching and we are thrilled at the amount of planning and fundraising our fantastic supporters have already started getting on with. From planning to light-up buildings purple to organising wear-it purple days and cake sales; our supporters have already embraced Turn it Purple and made it their own!

Turn it Purple is our flagship Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month campaign which takes place every year in November! It is a chance for families, friends and communities to unite and show their support to those affected by pancreatic cancer and give the disease the attention it so desperately needs.

This year’s Turn it Purple is dedicated to funding research into early diagnosis and our goal is to raise £10,000 to help us continue to supporting our researchers in their vital work.

There are lots of ways you can take action with Turn it Purple this year and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer amongst your friends, family and community! Read below for more ideas and don’t forget to share your photos and stories with us too!


TIP Facebook photo competition

Our Facebook cover photo competition is a fantastic way to raise awareness on social media amongst your friends and family! It also a fun, easy way to show your support for Turn it Purple. All you need to do is submit a purple themed photo that represents what Turn it Purple means to you. Simply upload your landscape photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #TIPcomp2018 and your photo will be automatically entered. Then – get your friends and family to vote for you… this year they can vote for you once a day. Good luck!

Turn it Purple facebook cover photo competition


Light it Purple

Light-up your home or a local landmark purple this November to raise awareness in your local community. You can find more information on our website or on the Purple Lights website.

light it purple buildings lit up purple

Wear it Purple

Whether you’re at work or school, wear purple to get people talking about pancreatic cancer and fundraise for early diagnosis! We recommend a Wear-it-Purple day either on the 1st November to mark the beginning of awareness month or the 15th November – World Pancreatic Cancer Day. You could ask for a donation, we recommend £2 or £5.

purple people

Bake it Purple

You could bake cakes and sell them at your school or office; or you could try your hand at something a bit more difficult. Visit www.panact.org/make-it-purple for more ideas.

bake it purple macaroon

Whichever way you decide to Turn it Purple this Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we can’t wait to hear about it and support you every step of the way.

To order your free Turn it Purple pack, click here