Make it Purple


Cake toppers for Pancreatic Cancer ActionA delicious way to support turn it purple is to bake a batch of purple cupcakes. Have some fun baking and decorating some yummy cakes to share with friends or maybe raise funds by selling them.

You can  download our cupcake recipe and share the photos on social media!

Order a Bake a Change pack here!


If you’re a dab hand with a set of needles, you could get knitting, sewing or crocheting! Why not make purple scarves and hats to sell during November!

Downloadable Instructions

knitting purple butterfly

How to knit a purple butterfly instructions

How to knit a purple pansy insructions

How to crochet a butterfly instructions

Example: Jean Keast Turn’s Tavistock Purple

Pancreatic Cancer Action regional representative in Devon, Jean Keast, is determined to turn Tavistock purple this November for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Jeans brother passed away from pancreatic cancer two years ago only 18 weeks after diagnosis and she is encouraging people to turn their shop fronts purple to raise awareness of the disease.

Jean is asking keen knitters to get involved and knit purple pansies in the run up to awareness month so a pansy trail can be made in Tavistock with businesses displaying the pansies in their windows!

To take part you can download and print the knitting pattern you can also contact Jean on

Creating cranes

If baking or knitting isn’t for you, why not have a go at folding purple paper cranes to raise awareness! This is a great activity for all the family! Click here to download the instructions.

Example: Gillian Simpson Turn’s Ossett Purple

Pancreatic Cancer Action regional representative for West Yorkshire has been on a mission to turn Ossett purple through creative processes such as yarn bombing and knitting. She is now encouraging friends, family and everyone else to festoon Ossett with ONE THOUSAND Purple Cranes!

If you would like to take part you can get in touch with Gillian via the Facebook page: Turn Ossett Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Action.