We were delighted to, once again, support Pancreatic Cancer Scotland as our Charity of the Year during 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 was to raise as much awareness of, and proceeds for, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, as possible. We held various events throughout the year, including our Summer Ball, held at the Radisson Blu in June 2019, and a number of initiatives that took 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!
We also took steps to try to help raise much needed awareness and funds for PCS, by walking 4 million steps during the month of November! We managed to smash our target, collectively walking over 4.7 million steps (the equivalent of walking from Glasgow to the North Pole!)
On Saturday 9 November 2019 we hosted a “Purple Thistle Day” at our sponsored club, Partick Thistle FC’s home game versus Greenock Morton FC, with over 60 friends, family and associates of both Just Employment Law and Pancreatic Cancer Scotland attending hospitality for the day with a purple theme throughout – supported by the Club’s players, management, backroom staff and the Club’s mascot, Kingsley!
Following a year of fundraising, we were delighted to hand over a cheque for £92,220 to Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.
Our Managing director, David McRae, said: “We are delighted to end the year by handing over a cheque for £92,220 to Pancreatic Cancer Scotland as a result of our fundraising efforts during 2019. It was a team effort by all at Just Employment Law. PCS is a very worthy charity and one we’re proud to support and partner with.”
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