The Event

Welcome to The Big Step Forward!

Taking place on Saturday 15 July 2023, The Big Step Forward is for walkers of all abilities who want to raise vital funds and awareness to transform the future of pancreatic cancer.

Join thousands of people up and down the country who are taking steps in their local area, to enable our nurses to continue to be there for those affected by pancreatic cancer now and fund research to detect early, treat better and transform care.

Whether you walk 1 mile, 4 miles or more, it's your challenge. There is no set distance or location, and you can choose a route that is meaningful to you. Whether you, a friend or family member are affected by the disease now, or you’re remembering someone you’ve lost, we can stand together to save lives in the future.

Your Big Step Forward

Entry price



Saturday 15th July 2023


In your local area or a place that is special to you


Walk 1 mile, 4 miles or a distance of your choice 

Fundraising target

Raise £150 or more to receive a special medal

Top Tips to having a great Big Step Forward experience!

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1. Sign up

Gather your friends and family to all sign up. You don’t have to be physically in the same place, to walk together.

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2. Join our Facebook Group

Join the team in the Facebook Group. Connect with others, share your experience and ask questions.

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3. Ask your friends and family to join

Ask your friends and family to walk with you or support you with a donation. We're all in this together!

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4. Decide on a distance and plan route

Plan your route. You could start and finish somewhere special to you, or pass a local landmark. Think about where to stop for refreshments and a rest.

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5. Get fundraising

We're here to support you with your fundraising from the moment you sign up by providing all the tips and tools you'll need. 

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6. Complete your walk and celebrate

Strap on your trainers and walk on Saturday 15 July or a date of your choice. Take a moment of reflection during your walk and then celebrate finishing with a post-event picnic.

Your Impact

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Amount Raised


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Weeks of Vital Research


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Weeks on Support Line


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Meet our community of Big Step Forward walkers