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Clair Giles

We were saddened to hear that one of the Centre’s long standing friends, Clair Giles has passed away. Despite her own “cancer journey”, Clair remained a stalwart supporter of the Centre, keeping in contact, whilst undergoing her own treatment and right up to the end of her life.

Clair’s experience of losing her husband at a young age to pancreatic cancer and her realisation that research was desperately needed, to improve outcomes for patients diagnosed with this disease, was the reason for her repeated and successful fund-raising efforts.

We will miss Clair, her spirit and her support for the Centre.


Screening of “Ghost”


Cineworld Haverhill hosted a screening of “Ghost” on 30th November, 2014. Many thanks to Jane Walton, Cineworld Haverhill’s Operations Manager and Clair Giles, a regular supporter of the centre, who worked together to put this event together. We would also like to acknowledge the Cineworld staff who contributed to the success of the evening.


Screening of “Dirty Dancing”


Cineworld Haverhill hosted a screening of “Dirty Dancing” on the 24th of November, in support of the centre. The organisation of the event was a joint effort between Jane Walton, Cineworld Haverhill’s Operations Manager and Clair Giles, a regular supporter of the centre. During the evening two Cineworld Staff members, Margaret Burridge and Ben McConnell, took part in a sponsored head shave.


Santa Run


Clair Giles along with her mother, mother in-law and family friend got up early on a chilly December morning
to take part in the Santa Dash in Greenwich Park.

Adidas Women’s 5K Challenge


Clair Giles along with a friend and family, took part in the Adidas Women’s 5K Challenge on 11th September 2011 in support of the Cambridge Pancreatic Cancer Centre.


The Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the following individuals and groups:

Mrs. Val Walsh, in memory of her dear sister,
Mrs. Christine Davies.

Football match and auction


Rebecca Stevens and her children organised a charity football and auction day on the 26th of August to support pancreatic cancer research. It was an amazing day and Rebecca appreciates the support they received from family and friends and the people in their village.

Cambridge-Ely sponsored row


The Cantabrigian rowing club organised a sponsored charity row from Cambridge to Ely on 23rd February in support of the Centre. Boats and crews from several of the Town boat clubs took part, with the passage through Bottisham lock providing an interesting photo opportunity. These pictures show Jane Risdall (cox) and her Masters crew from the Champion of the Thames, Cambridge rowing club at the lock.


London Revolution Bike Ride


Deborah Pitfield and Anne Roberts completed the London Revolution Bike ride on the 18th and 19th of May 2012, riding 185 miles in 2 days to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Read about their experience here.

Read more of Debbie's story →