The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund


Virginia at the Cinema Museum- December 2012

Virginia at the Cinema Museum-December 2012. On Thursday 13 December 2012, Virginia teamed up with Martine Beswick at the Cinema Museum in Kennington, South London ( to meet cinema enthusiasts and fans of Ralph Bates

Newsletter December 2012


Well, it doesn’t seem that long since our last Newsletter in July/August. Time flies these days and it’s not just older guys like me who say it- even the “youngsters” say they don’t know where time goes. So, it’s nearly Christmas! The last time I looked, it was over two months to go and now it’s almost upon us!

Our new Patron – Sir Peter Blake


We are very pleased to announce that Sir Peter Blake CBE,RDI,RA has agreed to be our Patron. Virginia Bates, Ralph’s widow, has known Sir Peter for many years and he has been involved with our Fund since the early days.

Angharad Rees


We were saddened to learn of the death of actress Angharad Rees who has died from pancreatic cancer agaed just 63. Angharad starred in the popular BBC TV series “Poldark” alongside Ralph