The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

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Hayley in Coronation Street has pancreatic cancer.

If you watch Coronation Street, you will know that Hayley, Roy’s wife, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.   The fact that pancreatic cancer is being featured will give this terrible illness some well needed publicity and

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

John Sullivan OBE


We were saddened today to hear that John Sullivan, OBE, our Patron, had sadly passed away aged just 64. John was a great supporter of our Fund and will be sadly missed. He wrote many

Newsletter – December 2010


It doesn’t seem very long since our last Newsletter in the summer. Time flies these days and it’s not just the older folk who say so! A lot has happened since the summer- including

In memory of Jeremy Pritchard


Jeremy died of pancreatic cancer in 2001 and since then, his friends and relatives have regularly supported the Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.Sincere thanks to all those who have held golf days, a