The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Our new Patron – Sir Peter Blake

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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.

In the late 1950s, Sir Peter became one of the best known English pop artists, having created the design for the sleeve for the Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”  which became an iconic work of pop art and which was much imitated. Since then, he has been involved in the design of many more pop album sleeves. His paintings have been featured in many exhibitions.

Sir Peter became a Royal Academician in 1981, was awarded the CBE in 1983 and was knighted in 2002 for his services to art.   We look forward to working with Sir Peter to the benefit of our Fund.

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