British pottery designer and manufacturer Emma Bridgewater has thrown her
support behind a pancreatic cancer charity by designing a bespoke Over
the Hills and Far Away tea
set, which included a one-gallon teapot and 20 mugs, was auctioned and sold for
£620 on eBay for UK Charity Pancreatic
Cancer Action, a charity that
exists to save lives by driving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
tea set was designed to commemorate the 125-mile charity walk completed by
Rupert Lycett-Green in memory of his wife, and Emma’s dear friend, Candida
Lycett-Green, who died of pancreatic cancer in August 2014. The funds from the
tea set have pushed the total raised from Rupert’s walk to over £62,000!
Saville Row tailor Rupert and his dog Spot walked for 10 days across the
beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park and raised thousands
for Pancreatic Cancer Action.
said: “Rupert Lycett-Green’s extraordinary walk in memory of his wife, my very
dear friend and hero Candida, was an inspiration. Walking behind him striding
out high over the moors evoked most powerfully Candida’s passion and love for
the English countryside and her work to protect it.
earlier ride and Rupert’s walk across the top of England have raised money and
awareness of this cruel form of cancer and I am so pleased to have been
involved with this marvellous project.”
writer Candida, who was the daughter of poet,
broadcaster and architect critic, Sir John Betjeman, died of pancreatic cancer
just 9 months from diagnosis.
said: "Beautiful, funny and kind, Candida braved it out for nine months
after she was told she had the disease. Before her death, Candida raised money
for Pancreatic Cancer Action with our daughter Imogen saying that pancreatic
cancer was “the Sheffield Wednesday” of tumours due to how little research
funding was spent on the disease. This is why I wanted to do something to
continue her campaign for more funding and awareness of the disease.”
Cancer Action, which focuses on
improving the survival rate of the disease - it has remained at just four
percent for 40 years - by working towards earlier diagnosis of the disease so
that surgery, currently the only cure, is made available to the sufferer.
Stunt, Founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: "We are very grateful to
Emma Bridgewater for producing these lovely pieces of pottery for our charity.
a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals to help us continue our
vital work. The funds raised will enable us to continue research into early
diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer."
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Pancreatic Cancer Action, on Tuesday 28 June, 2016. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/