30 Jan Rupert Lycett Green becomes a Patron for Pancreatic Cancer Action
Pancreatic Cancer Action have this week announced that Rupert Lycett Green, former Saville Row tailor and designer, has become the charity’s most recent Patron. Rupert has supported the charity for many years with his biggest event, a 140-mile walk across the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park, raising over £56,000.
Rupert was married to Candida Rose Lycett Green, author and daughter of John Betjeman, before she sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2014.
Rupert says, “I truly believe that early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is key to improving survival. The small charity does a huge amount to help raise awareness, educate medical professionals and fund research.”
“I feel Candida would have been proud of me and I’m pretty sure my children think it’s good.”
The new Patron will help to achieve Pancreatic Cancer Actions objective – to save lives through early diagnosis – as the current survival rate of the disease is under 7%.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is committed to working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer. The charity fund research into early diagnosis, provide medical education programmes, and launch awareness campaigns.