#VolunteersWeek: It’s time to celebrate and say thank you

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Volunteers Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution our volunteers have made to PCA from all over the UK. 

Volunteers’ Week takes place every year between 1-7 June and provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate volunteering and all its diversity.

This year’s Volunteers’ Week is centred around celebrating and thanking volunteers and although we try and do this whenever we can, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate what Pancreatic Cancer Action volunteers have already achieved no matter how big or small the contribution is! 

We appreciate every single one of you that takes part whether it’s through fundraising; organising events within your local community; taking part in our challenges; or helping us in the office. Volunteers are the life and soul of Pancreatic Cancer Action and without your help, we wouldn’t be able to do continue raising awareness of pancreatic cancer across the UK.

Despite being a national charity with a big voice, we are only a small team based in Hampshire, which means that we are unable to all of the fundraising and awareness events that take place across the country. This is why are volunteers are so important within their local communities, they help us raise awareness of pancreatic cancer and encourage others to get involved!

Quotes from our volunteers

Here are some lovely quotes from some of our amazing volunteers on why they volunteer with Pancreatic Cancer Action:

Jean Keast

“I found PCA when I was looking for answers after I lost my brother 5 years ago. Inspired by Ali’s story and the promise I made to my brother that I would do everything I could for future patients I joined the team.

I found the ‘purple family’ and was wrapped up in help, support and love and I’ve never looked back.” – Jean Keast


“I support PCA as I truly believe without all the support they gave me after losing my mum, I wouldn’t have got this far. They helped me turn my pain and grief into strength to be able to help others facing this heartache.

In just 7 years I’ve been able to support over 20 families in the oxford area alone, something I never thought I’d be able to do.” – Kelley Spacey


“I first found PCA when we were running a Government epetition, Ali and her team really threw their support behind us.

I always remember the kindness they showed and so I now support them wherever I can. They are a fabulous charity!

I particularly like that their main focus is on early diagnosis which is important to me personally as I feel that, if I’d have known the symptoms back then, my husband might have been diagnosed at an early stage.

PCA do incredible work but, like all in the charitable sector, they need the help of volunteers to be able to continue this great work and I would urge anyone to get involved and show their support as a volunteer.” – Maggie Watts


Volunteering for Pancreatic Cancer Action can take many different forms and we absolutely love hearing about all the different ways our supporters like to raise vital funds and awareness of pancreatic cancer! If you’ve got an ‘out-of-the-box” idea that you’d like to organise, we’d love to hear from you and here to support you every step of the way! Simply email volunteer@panact.org

Check out Isabel and Sam’s Ballynure Vintage Club Tractor Run for inspiration!

Isabel and Sam Campbell’s Ballynure Vintage Club Tractor Run, 2019 – Thank you so much for all your support Isabel and Sam, we’re so proud to have you on Team PCA!

Click here to find out more about becoming a #TeamPCA volunteer