Staff raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer

Every November we support our colleague Jean Keast (IT Department) in raising money for the charity Pancreatic Cancer Action.

November is the month when the charity Pancreatic Cancer Action and its supporters focus on raising awareness of the disease. The charity’s flagship ‘Turn it Purple’ campaign aims to raise consciousness in a fun way by encouraging people, places even landmarks all over the UK to ‘Turn it Purple’.

Jean is an official Devon Rep for the Pancreatic Cancer Action charity and has been since the loss of her brother, Paul, 5 years ago. In that time, Jean has raised a massive £16,000.

She arranges the hugely successful Tavifest in the summer and other events throughout the year. The ‘Turn it Purple’ campaign this year has seen the Town Hall in Tavistock and Smeatons Tower all turn purple in support of the charity.

To find out more about the work of the charity visit: www.pancreaticcanceraction.org

Today, our dress down day (purple optional) includes a raffle which staff members have been selling tickets all week to raise money for the charity.

Read our other posts

Preparing for a Second  Wave of COVID-19 Cases

Preparing for a Second Wave of COVID-19 Cases

Even as the UK continues to ease lockdown measures, daily operations won’t be business-as-usual for many across the country. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still going on, despite businesses reopening. Moreover, public health officials and experts are warning of a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases. Of course, no one knows if or when a […]

Protecting Your Privacy While Using Video Conference Software

Protecting Your Privacy While Using Video Conference Software

During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has proven to be invaluable in allowing organisations to stay as connected as possible. Video chat software and apps have been particularly useful, as employees have been able to continue to attend virtual meetings and feel a sense of connection to their co-workers while working remotely. But, while video conferences […]

Managing the Return of Clients, Customers and Employees

Managing the Return of Clients, Customers and Employees

The UK has started the process of easing lockdown measures. This means that many businesses have either already reopened, or are in the process of doing so. Despite recent optimism, there are still significant risks related to the coronavirus pandemic that organisations should be taking seriously. As employees return and your business begins to welcome […]

Managing the Risk of Heatstroke

Managing the Risk of Heatstroke

When working in an environment with hot temperatures, high humidity or prolonged exposure to the sun, the risk for heat illness rises. It’s important to understand how to keep yourself as safe as possible in these conditions. Heatstroke The most dangerous type of heat illness is heatstroke. Heatstroke occurs when your body is no longer […]

Managing Customers and Clients While Reopening

Managing Customers and Clients While Reopening

As the UK begins to ease lockdown measures and restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, it is important that businesses that intend to reopen take every possible precaution. With customers and clients returning to your store or business, it is necessary that you provide them with guidance regarding new practices and procedures implemented to ensure […]