Guts UK Pancreatitis Awareness Campaign

November 2018 marks the launch of our Kranky Panky campaign. We hope to raise funds towards vital research into pancreatitis, a condition that affects hundreds of people across the UK and can have very serious consequences.

The team at Guts UK are passionate about raising awareness for pancreatitis. We also want to generate funds for more high-level research into causes and treatments for the condition.

Our campaign has been dubbed “Kranky Panky” – thanks to the nickname given to pancreatitis by patients! We’ll be raising money throughout November, but the main push will be the weekend of 23rd-25th November.

November has become Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which sees charities across Europe on “Purple Alert”. The idea is to raise awareness by lighting up famous monuments in purple throughout the month. We support this movement, but we want to widen the scope of the campaign to highlight other serious health conditions that affect the pancreas.

We fund the only research fellowship into pancreatitis in the UK. But we urgently need more research to get a specific treatment for this condition. With your support, we aim to make pancreatitis better understood, better diagnosed and better treated to save lives.

Julie Harrington, CEO, Guts UK.

The NHS lists pancreatitis as one of the most painful health conditions anyone can suffer from. Yet there is still very little known about the disease and there is currently no effective treatment.

The diagnosis and care of pancreatitis, acute and chronic, can be extremely challenging. The publication on 5th September 2018 of NICE guidelines for pancreatitis could be a turning point in how the disease is managed and how those affected are treated. The guidelines aim to improve quality of life by ensuring that people have the right treatment and follow-up, and get timely information and support after diagnosis.

Find out more about the condition, read personal stories from those affected and find out how you can help by exploring the links below:

Join the Guts UK Pancreatitis Awareness Campaign!

Donate now

If you’d simply like to donate to Guts UK and our Kranky Panky campaign, find out how by clicking here.

We also have a dedicated Text Code that includes Gift Aid option. It’s one of the easiest ways to donate.

Just text Panc18 and the amount you want to donate to 70070.

For example, to donate £10 to pancreatitis research at Guts UK, text Panc18 £10 to 70070. Or, to donate £5 to pancreatitis research at Guts UK, text Panc18 £5 to 70070.