Cirencester - Lights for Pancreatic Cancer

Churches in Cirencester and Kemble to turn purple to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer

Sarah Dennis outside Cirencester Parish Church

Sarah Dennis outside Cirencester Parish Church

TWO of the Cotswolds' most well-known churches will be bathed in purple light as part of a woman’s crusade to raise awareness of the disease that killed her father.

Sarah Dennis, of West Hay Grove, Kemble, has ensured that Cirencester Parish Church and Kemble Church will be flying the flag for Pancreatic Cancer UK on Sunday, November 1 as part of the charity’s national Purple Lights for Hope campaign.

Both churches will take on a striking purple complexion for the night to raise awareness of the disease which is Britain’s 10th most common cancer, but its fifth most deadly.

Pancreatic cancer is not a well-known disease in Britain, but it is a particularly dangerous type of the disease because its symptoms are often confused for regular stomach pains, meaning it can be diagnosed when it is too late.

Sarah lost her father, John Dennis, to pancreatic cancer in July 2013 after he was diagnosed a year earlier.

“Before he had the condition we knew very little about it,” Sarah said. “Now I’m on something of a crusade to get people talking about it.”

Contact details

The Parish Centre, Gosditch Street, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 2AG

Tel: 01285 659317

Books of Remembrance can be seen at the Parish Church and Holy Trinity.

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