It’s coming up to seven months since we lost Rochelle and while it definitely still feels raw at times, as we believe it always will, we’ve been very busy working behind the scenes to get our new initiative off the ground.
When the idea first sprung, we were planning on a small, intimate, ‘wear purple for pancreatic cancer day’ with our friends and work colleagues. We never imagined it would become what it is shaping up to be.
But go hard or go home right?
Over the past couple of months, we have been in meetings with some lovely, warm and compassionate people who have either experienced pancreatic cancer first-hand with their own loved one, or work in the field.
Tracey Spicer lost her mother 15 years ago. Robbie Farah lost his mum just two years ago. Despite the long stretch of time between the losses, there was no change in diagnosis methods, treatment or survival rates. #PurpleOurWorld is about raising awareness to change these statistics – something that is close to both Tracey and Robbie’s hearts. We’ll be updating the website with their stories shortly.
Their support will lead to huge things. In fact, it already has!
We are in talks with charities to partner with so if and when our supporters ask where to donate, we can point you in the right direction. As soon as these are secured, you’ll be the first to know!
We are hoping to shortly approach other organisations and media representatives to help our cause.
In the meantime, if you’d love to help us, we’d love to have you! Get in touch.