Landmarks, communities and homes across the UK are turned purple in honour of the thousands of individuals and families affected by pancreatic cancer.
Holly Raper who helped organise the night at the Minster said;
“It went really well. It’s got loads of people talking about Pancreatic Cancer which is what the event is all about.”
“We’ve gotten some gorgeous photos of Beverley Minster lit up purple and raised some money which is a wonderful added bonus.”
“This is what we’re trying to do, raise lots of awareness so if someone had Pancreatic cancer it is diagnosed earlier and they may have a chance of surviving it.”
Statics show that in the UK almost 9,000 people each year die from Pancreatic Cancer with a survival rate of less than 1pc both for cases in men and women.
Latest figures show that on average 24 people a day lose their battle with the cancer that is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas – a large gland that’s part of the digestive system.
Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at the Monks Walk Pub where they have a collection tin for Pancreatic Cancer Action.