We have chosen Pancreatic Cancer Scotland as our Charity of the Year 2017 in order to raise as much money as we can for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, and to raise as much awareness of the condition as possible.
Just 1.4% of cancer research funding currently goes to Pancreatic Cancer and the number of new cases of Pancreatic Cancer in Scotland is expected to increase by almost 50% by 2027. Pancreatic Cancer currently has just a 4% survival rate, yet it is the 5th most common cancer in Scotland.
Early diagnosis gives patients the best chance of survival, so better awareness of Pancreatic Cancer is vital – both for the public and amongst healthcare professionals.
Our fundraising efforts during 2017 focused on the Just Employment Law Summer Ball, which took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday 17 June 2017.
With Des Clarke hosting our evening and a special appearance from Tam Cowan as our auctioneer, the evening was a huge success, and we managed to raise £56,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland. We gave away a number of fantastic prizes on the night to our very deserving guests including, in association with Park's Motor Group, a brand new Dacia Sandero Ambiance!
In relation to our Summer Ball, our Managing Director, David McRae, commented:
“On behalf of all at JEL, I extend my most sincere thanks to the many hundreds of people and businesses who supported our recent Charity event. We are proud to support such a worthy and underfunded cause having appointed Pancreatic Cancer Scotland as our Charity of the Year for 2017. They do fabulous work to raise awareness of this terrible condition and to help support those in need. The Summer Ball was hopefully enjoyed by all in attendance with entertainment, raffles, auctions, a live car giveaway and a fantastic band. We are genuinely delighted to have played a small part in helping the Charity achieve some of their aims. On 17th June 2017, the colour was most certainly Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.”
We are so very grateful to all who supported our fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland and we have included below a full list of all those who kindly donated prizes for our Summer Ball.
To support Pancreatic Cancer Scotland further, our team wore purple to work on World Pancreatic Cancer Day - 16 November 2017.
Together, we can make a difference and find more survivors!
To donate, please visit our Just Giving page.
For more information visit Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.
With thanks to the following who donated prizes for the JEL summer ball 2017:
Aberdeen FC Community Trust, Aberdour Golf Club, Adline, Allens Flowers, Ambassador Theatre Group, Andy Murray, Andy Thomas Art, Anstruther Golf Club, Battlefield Rest, Bill’s, Blair Athol Distillery, Blairgowrie Golf Club, Boat of Garten Golf and Tennis Club, Boots – Falkirk Retail Park, Briarlands Farm, Brigit’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, Bubble Soccer Scotland, Cadbury’s, Café Andaluz, Cairn O’Mohr Fruit Wines, Callum Yorke (Goldstone Wealth Management), Chivas Brothers, Chrystal’s Shortbread, Clarins, Cochrane Castle, Crail Golf Club, Creative Oceanic, Crieff Hydro, Croma, Cruden Bay Golf Club, Custom Sport Stitch, Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club, Dean Owens, Di Fox Art, Di Maggio’s, Don Costanzo, Douglas Park Golf Club, Duff House Royal, Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club, Dunbar Golf Club, Eastwood Golf Club, Escape Glasgow, Elliot's, Eztek, Falkirk Wheel, Foodies Festival, Forth Boat Tours, Galashiels Golf Club, Gatehouse Golf Club, Glasgow Life, GlenGarioch, Glenbervie Golf Club, GlenDronach, Glenkinchie, Glorious Brands, Gordon and Macphail, Gossimar Wings, Grange City Hotel, Haddington Golf Club, Harburn Golf Club, Hilton Dunblane Hydro, Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Hilton Glasgow, Ho Wong, Imagination Workshop, Ingliston Country Club, Inverallochy Golf Club, Jamie Cuffy, Jamie’s Italian, Jury’s Inn (Glasgow), Kingsbarns Distillery, Kingsknowe Golf Club, Klondyke, L’oreal, Ladybank Golf Club, Lesley Balmer (Custom Sport Stitch), Lochwinnoch Golf Club, M&D’s, Mac & Wild, Machrihanish Golf Club, Majestic Wine, Malmaison Aberdeen, Malmaison Glasgow, Marriot Glasgow, McCrea Financial Services, Mercedes Benz, Edinburgh, Millenium Hotel (Glasgow), Mini Grill, Minsters Hairdressing, Mitchell & Butler, Moonbow Bakery, Mount Ellen Golf Club, Mr Harold & Son, Nichola Martin, Niddry Castle Golf Club, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Oban Distillery, Ocho, Odeon, Ogilvie Group, Oran Mor, Park’s of Hamilton, Partick Thistle, Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, Paul Smith Menswear (Bearsden), Peterhead Golf Club, Pitlochry Golf Club, Proclaimers, Purslane Restaurant, Radio Clyde, Radisson Blu (Edinburgh), Radisson Blu Glasgow, Ranfurly Castle, Robert Glynn, Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, Royal Tarlair Golf Club, Royal Troon Golf Club, Ryze Glasgow, Scotch Whisky Experience, Scott’s of Troon, Scottish Clay Shooting Centre, Sharri Plimbley, Slaters, Stand Comedy Club, Stepps Beauty Clinic, Stobo Castle, Tamsin Thomson Art, Taynuilt Golf Club, Thames Rockets, The Ashvale, The Foodstory Café, The Grange Manor, The Halkin Hotel, The Lansdowne, The Peat Inn, The Peppermint Group, The Royal Yacht Britannia, The Scottish Sun, The Steamship Sir Walter Scott, Timorous Beasties, TK Maxx, Transition Extreme Sports, Usher Hall Edinburgh, Valhalla’s Goat, Vidal Sassoon, Village Hotel (Glasgow), Wedgwood the Restaurant, Weli Creative, William Bros/Drygate, Xtreme Karting.