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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

My brother Robert died on 6th November 2008, just thirteen weeks after diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The picture to the left is the last one of us together, taken on the occasion of my wedding in April 2007, which probably accounts for the smug look on my face. I don't think Robert ever saw this photo, but if he had, he would doubtless have been most unimpressed, as he was actually several inches taller than me. I was standing on a step behind him - something of a Tom Cruise moment on my part.

During the three months of his illness, our family learned a fair amount about this cruel disease. Large sums of money are spent on research into cancer, but only 1% of it is directed at pancreatic, which is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer. At present, fewer than 3% of those diagnosed with the disease survive for five years. Many, like Robert, live for only weeks or months.

It is critical that money is raised to fund further research into the disease, with a view to earlier diagnosis. To that end, I promoted a concert by the Holst Singers and the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall in London, on 24th November 2009, in memory of Robert and in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK. The concert was sponsored by Evercore Pan-Asset Capital Management - the company Robert founded in 2007 with John Redwood and Christopher Aldous. 


This page has been set up to make it possible for those who came to the concert (and wish to do more) those who could not come along and anyone else who wants to help, to give something to this wonderful charity in memory of Robert. Our family has suffered an enormous loss and it will be some consolation to us, at least, if we can do something positive and constructive to lessen the chances of other people going through the same experience. If Robert had lived, he would certainly have wanted to do something to help address the need for earlier diagnosis. He would have been thrilled to know that we had helped even one person to survive. I just wish someone could have helped him.

If you have already attended the concert, bid in the auction or made a donation, thank you very much.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to help: Pancreatic Cancer UK gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

Thank you for your support.

Raising money for

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Charity Registration No. 1112708

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of any cancer. Pancreatic Cancer UK is determined to make a difference by providing support and information to those affected and by raising awareness and funding research. It provides advocacy for patients and families and lobbying to achieve higher priority for pancreatic cancer.

Donations 62

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I was very sorry to miss what must have been a wonderful concert in Robert's memory - a very kind man and a privilege to work with.

Donation by Claire Broad on 23/12/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Congratulations on a marvellous event and a fantastic fund raising campaign ! Michael & Katharine

Donation by Michael Berman on 16/12/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Sorry to miss the concert

Donation by Sandy Lawson on 01/12/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Richard on 01/12/09

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thank you for a wonderful concert in memory of a very dear friend

Donation by george and jane hansom on 30/11/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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In memory of a wonderful colleague and friend

Donation by Sarah Taylor on 29/11/09

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Donation by Hilary Power on 27/11/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Liz Jones on 27/11/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there in person James. On the road in Mexico. Thinking of you and your family. Well done on a job extremely well done.

Donation by Jamie MacDougall on 27/11/09

£20.00

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I sang in the concert as a Holst member and was very moved by the purpose of the event - a great cause.

Donation by Alex Marshall on 26/11/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Thanks for a great concert: a worthy tribute and a very worthwhile cause.

Donation by The Olszowski family on 26/11/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Congratulations James on a wonderful concert. We hope this goes a little way towards your target.

Donation by Sue & Nigel Collins on 25/11/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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That was a wonderful concert.

Donation by Lorna Bown on 25/11/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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booked for the concert because of the music not knowing the reason behind it but am very happy to donate to this cause.

Donation by Gil Skidmore on 25/11/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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With all good wishes for this important event and cause

Donation by Huw Humphreys on 24/11/09

£50.00

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Donation by Malcolm & Lucilla Shirley on 24/11/09

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Hopefully this donation and the others make an impact on Pancreatic Cancer survival rates

Donation by David and Sandra Brierwood on 24/11/09

£1,000.00

+ £282.05 Gift Aid

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Donation by Valentina Hall on 24/11/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Jonathan Manners on 24/11/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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with love

Donation by David Waterman on 24/11/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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With our good wishes; hope you have a great success at Cadogan Hall tonight.

Donation by Rob & Emma Rountree on 24/11/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Hi James and well done on what will be a really memorable evening.

Donation by Martin and Megan on 23/11/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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I'm sorry I'm not able to make the concert on Tuesday - I'm sure it will be a wonderful evening in memory of Robert. Best wishes, Mhairi

Donation by Mhairi Dougal on 22/11/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done James in memory off Robert and to help other people with Pancreatic Cancer.

Donation by June and Jeff Atkinson on 20/11/09

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Donation by Amy & Andreas Delfs on 19/11/09

£100.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£8,615.00
  • Offline donations£26,877.82
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£35,492.82
  • Gift Aid£2,053.33

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