In memory

Pansy tribute fundPhoto of a pansy in hand for Pansy Tribute Fund

Remember a loved one in your own way, perhaps by donating instead of flowers, lighting a candle, fundraising or simply remembering. An online Pansy Tribute offers a place for all of this and much more. Simple to set up and easy to use, your Pansy Tribute Fund can hold your photographs, thoughts, sounds and memories all in one place.

Donate online easily and securely, send cheques or donate regularly by Direct Debit and watch your Pansy Fund grow. You can even collect sponsorship on-line with an ‘events’ page.

Every penny donated to your Pansy Tribute Fund will help Pancreatic Cancer Action fund the essential projects to enable earlier diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

To visit the Pansy Tribute Garden and set up your page click here.

Why the pansy?

Although pansy’s come in many other colours, the pansy fits the symbolic purple theme which represents pancreatic cancer. Even more special is that the winter variety flowers in November, which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

The name “pansy” is derived from the French word pensée, “thought” and was imported into Late Middle English as a name of Viola in the mid-15th century, as the flower was regarded as a symbol of remembrance.

The pansy flower also symbolises the love or admiration of one person for another and was selected as the first Pancreatic Cancer Action logo when the charity was launched in 2010 by Ali Stunt. You can read more about why Ali chose the pansy here: “Why the pansy logo?” 

Pansy shop range

While our logo may have now changed, the pansy is still very much part of our organisation and we have a pansy range on our shop. Wearing a pansy badge or carrying a pansy key ring and trolley key is a special way to remember a loved one. 

Click here to visit the PCA shop and purchase yours.