Purple Lights UK

Beverley Minster Turn it Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Action Awareness Month

Purple is the colour associated with pancreatic cancer across the globe. The lighting up of buildings, landmarks and venues purple has become increasingly popular over the last few years in the UK.

Largely organised by individuals affected by the disease, the act of lighting up a focal point in a village, town or city symbolises for many a way to remember loved ones who have sadly died of the disease, as well as celebrate the lives of those that have survived.


Only 5% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive after five years. This November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage you to light up your local landmark and put a spotlight on a disease that deserves more recognition.

Purple Lights UK 2016

In 2016 total of 151 landmarks around the UK lit up purple for pancreatic cancer, this was organised by 69 individuals and the charities involved.

Many locations lit up on World Pancreatic Cancer Day and the 1st of November, however, many locations lit up throughout the whole of November to Mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month or on a day that was special to them.

There was fantastic media coverage across a number of key local publications including Daily/Bournemouth Echo, Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard, Business News Wales, Scottish Daily Record.

Visit the Purple Lights UK website to find out how to light up landmarks purple for pancreatic cancer, how to promote your light up and look at the interactive map to see which landmarks are already lighting up this year.