Hold an awareness stand
Raising awareness is key to early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. A great way to help us raise awareness is to set up an awareness stand and distribute our information. Read our how community rep Zoe Hall sets up her stand.
If you don’t fancy setting up a whole stand you can always leave some leaflets in your local shops or in the lobby of your workplace. You can order free information here or e-mail [email protected]
Awareness stands – what you need to know
Visit your local GP surgery, supermarket, community centre or pharmacy to find out if they’d allow you to set up a stand with information. Click if you would just like to raise awareness with GPs and medical professionals.
You can also set one up in your home; have a coffee morning for example and have some information laid out on the table or in your workplace. For more on occupational health click here.
To get started you can order one of our Action Packs which includes a Pancreatic Cancer Action banner, balloons, a donation box, a symptoms leaflet and a fundraising toolkit. To order extra leaflets and other information for your stand visit our shop.
It’s a good idea to make your stand look attractive so people want to visit! We have some PCA balloons in our Action Pack but you can order more here. You can also bake some purple cupcakes to get people over to your stand, download a recipe here.
Zoe tells us how she holds her awareness stand…
Regional representatives for North Lincolnshire Zoe Hall and Andrew Markham set up regular awareness stalls at the local farmers market in Brigg to spread the word about pancreatic cancer and its symptoms. Zoe tells us how she goes about setting up a stall:
Organising it is really simple, we get in touch with the council who operate the market and are assigned a stall we are lucky that they don’t charge us for this (these are pre erected at this market by the council, but otherwise you need a sturdy table).
We also apply for a collectors license again from the council which allows us to collect on the street away from the stall and speak to local pubs to get permission to go in. If its a long day try to arrange it in shifts and be prepared to talk to people.
Its a good idea for raising awareness as its direct to a large cross section of the public, make the stall stand out using balloons, flags signs etc (we have some posters etc stuck to boards), wristbands, stickers and ribbons go well. And have a stack of materials that people can take we have had people asking for materials that they can display at work.