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Celeb-backed ball raises £111,000 to save lives

Words by Blyth Brentnall

Scottish celebrities, including comedian Des Clarke and football journalist Tam Cowan, enjoyed a summer ball on the weekend - all for a good cause.

How fun! How did it help?

Auctions at the event and online raised £111,000. Every penny will go towards Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland, a charity working to help save lives by raising awareness and supporting people with pancreatic cancer.

“It was a wonderful evening and particularly special to have three pancreatic cancer survivors in the room, helping highlight that survival is possible, and earlier diagnosis can save lives,” said Fiona Brown, Development Manager for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland.

Nearly 500 people attended the event which featured comedy, tombolas and prize giveaways, as well as the auctions.

Supporting the event, Just Employment Law has raised nearly £400,000 for the charity to date. Their managing director, David McRae, said: “Having lost my own mother to this silent killer, I have first-hand experience of the devastation it causes.  We, and I personally, stand with PCAS and all the excellent work they do.”

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Macmillan Cancer Support. They provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Learn more here.

Cancer Research UK. This charity provides information for anyone affected by any kind of cancer. Support them here.

Maggie’s. They offer free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their loved ones. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs