BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Nick Hewer presents our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

We are delighted that our patron, Nick Hewer, will be presenting our BBC Radio 4 Appeal that will broadcast on Sunday 12th November and Thursday the 16th November.

We are hoping that the appeal will raise vital funds and awareness of the disease so that we can continue our mission to improve survival rates.

“While no early detection for pancreatic cancer exists, early diagnosis is the key to improving survival rates, and this is why I wanted to do this appeal on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Action.” Nick Hewer

You can listen to Pancreatic Cancer Action’s appeal on:

The Story behind our charity appeal

We were absolutely delighted when Nick Hewer; Broadcaster, TV presenter and PCA patron, offered his support to record our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal.

Nick has been our charity patron since 2015 but was first introduced to Pancreatic Cancer Action when he was asked by CEO Ali Stunt to be the guest speaker at a House of Commons event held by the charity in November 2012. Having sadly lost his dear sister Sheila to pancreatic cancer, along with a number of close friends, he understands that much more needs to be done to improve the survival rates of this terrible disease and is now working closely with Pancreatic Cancer Action to make sure this happens.

With your support too, Pancreatic Cancer Action is able to carry out our vital work; funding much needed research into early diagnosis, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms and producing e-learning modules for medical professionals.

Currently 26 people are diagnosed each day with pancreatic cancer and sadly 24 people will also pass away from the disease each day. We need to change the numbers.

Just £26 will help fund an early diagnosis researcher for an hour, bringing us that one step closer to a day when more people survive.

Pancreatic Cancer Action and Nick Hewer would like to thank you for listening to our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal and thank you for all your support.

You can listen to the BBC Radio 4 Appeal here