On Thursday 21 November we illuminated our Newbury office in a flood of purple lights to raise awareness for our chosen firm charity of the year, Pancreatic Cancer UK.
White Hart House in Newbury Market Place was lit up from dusk on World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Purple Lights for Pancreatic Cancer is an event set up to help raise awareness on World Pancreatic Cancer Day. We were among other landmarks, businesses and homes across the country that turned purple to remember those who have been lost, and to support those who are living with or beyond the disease.
This follows our various fundraising activities that have taken place across November which marks Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. So far we have raised over £900 for PCUK through other activities such as a staff dress-down day and No Shave November. Our website was turned purple to support this cause and raise awareness of the disease. Pancreatic cancer is tough to diagnose, tough to treat and tough to research. There are nearly 10,000 new cases of the disease each year in the UK and sadly, just 1% of these will survive for 10 years or more. This is the lowest 10 year survival figure of all common cancers. With more fundraising activities planned, the firm will continue to fundraise for PCUK and provide support for our chosen firm charity of the year.
Since we set up our Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in 2014, we have raised over £31,500 and volunteered over 220 hours for 5 different charities. Our committee was set up to support the local community through Community Investment, which includes working with charities and businesses, pro bono work, fund raising, volunteering, sponsorships and the environment.