The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

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The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is a registered charity, number 1007819. The trustees are Virginia Bates, Dr John Glees MD FRCR, Patrick Baly FCA, Michael Bridge FCA, Sharon Sullivan, Les Biggs ACIS (Secretary) and Sir Peter Blake CBE,RDI,RA.

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About Ralph Bates

Any fan of Hammer Horror from the early 1970s will know the familiar site of the raven-haired, pale-faced, and handsomely sinister figure of Ralph Bates

About the Fund

The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is a registered charity, number 1007819. The trustees are Virginia Bates, Dr John Glees MD FRCR, Patrick Baly FCA, Michael Bridge FCA, Sharon Sullivan, Les Biggs ACIS (Secretary) and Sir Peter Blake CBE,RDI,RA.

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Testimonial

When Ralph was diagnosed as having cancer of the pancreas, I was told that nothing could be done and he only had between six and eight weeks left to live.
He was 50 years old, playing in the West End with a movie lined up for the autumn….he and our 13 year old son, William, had enjoyed the summer together messing about in boats and he’d spent many evenings with Daisy, our daughter, helping her with lines for the TV series, “Forever Green”.
I couldn’t believe this was happening to my family….surely it wasn’t true, something could be done.
But it couldn’t. And in spite of the tremendous care at the Royal Masonic Hospital, the predictions were correct. Ten weeks and one day later, Ralph died”

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