We are delighted to, once again, support Pancreatic Cancer Scotland as our Charity of the Year for 2019.
Pancreatic cancer survival rates have not changed in the UK in 40 years and, sadly, one person dies of pancreatic cancer every hour in the UK.
Pancreatic Cancer Scotland is a growing charity with a small team of dedicated and passionate individuals, who are committed to raising awareness, improving education, healthcare and research into pancreatic cancer. The charity has a mission to ensure that individuals and families affected by pancreatic cancer and associated tumours have access to support, information and care. For further information about the charity please visit their website here.
Our aim is to raise as much awareness of, and proceeds for, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, as possible. We will have various events throughout the year, including our Summer Ball, held at the Radisson Blu in June 2019, and a number of initiatives taking place in November 2019 for Pancreatic Cancer awareness month. You can find out more here.
Our Summer Ball, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday 15 June, raised over £81,500 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.
The event marked JEL’s second Summer Ball to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, following on from the success of our first one held in 2017. We welcomed almost 500 guests to the event which was co-hosted by Des Clarke and Tam Cowan. Guests at the event were wined, dined and entertained by pianist, John Rankin, solo vocalist, Amy Lawrence and the band, Seattle, throughout the evening.
One lucky guest hit top gear by scooping the star prize of the evening provided by Belmont Group – a brand new car!
Our Managing Director, David McRae, said the following, “We were once again humbled by the incredible support we received for our Summer Ball from the many hundreds of donors, sponsors and guests who collectively helped us raise funds which will hopefully prove to be transformational for the charity. Our aim is to assist the fantastic work being carried out by PCS as the charity attempts to fund research into, and raise awareness of, this deadly disease in the hope of improving survival rates. My colleagues and I at JEL are genuinely delighted to be able to assist this most worthy of causes.”
You can find out more information about Pancreatic Cancer Scotland on their website
To make a donation to Pancreatic Cancer Scotland please visit our JustGiving page