Hold an awareness stand or event
A great way to distribute our information is to set up a stand or organise an event such as a coffee morning. See below for advice on how to set up an awareness stand!
You can also visit your local supermarket or pharmacy to find out if they’d allow you to set up a stand with information. We will be able to supply with everything you need..
Please e-mail Gemma@panact.org for any more advice or information.
Regional representatives for North Licolnshire 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.
For more information please get in touch with Gemma on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0303 040 1770