Over the last few years since my wife Sue was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour I've done lots of things to raise funds for the Christie hospital.
Whilst we’re all struggling to cope with the restrictions imposed because of Covid 19 we’ve been making free downloads available of many of our out of print titles. You can see the list of titles available at the downloads page here and donations received so far in relation to these downloads are close to £4,000.
I've been the scorer for Glossop Cricket Club for a number of years now and last year saw me walking to the 11 cricket grounds across Greater Manchester where our first team were playing and then scoring the game once I got there. Over 150 miles across the season and in excess of £7,000 raised for the Christie.
With the very generous support of the author team of Mike Eyre, Richard Allen and Peter Greaves, we were able to raise over £5,000 from sales of LUT The Fleet – 1900-1981
The Christie is the largest cancer centre in Europe treating more than 40,000 patients a year and an international leader in research. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on The Christie site, has been officially ranked best in the UK, with much of our work having an impact around the world.
We serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, but as a national specialist around a quarter of our patients are referred to us from other parts of the country.
We’re home to the largest early clinical trials unit in the world, one of the largest radiotherapy departments across the globe and the biggest chemotherapy unit in the UK. We also offer highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancers and a wide range of support services, not just for our patients but their loved ones as well.
Our patients are always at the heart of everything we do. The first class care we provide means we consistently receive the highest possible scores, and have some of the best survival rates and lowest infection rates in the country.
The Christie charity raises money to help fund cancer research, medical equipment, new developments and all those extra services that make so much of a difference to patients, such as counseling, complementary therapies, our wig service and our cancer information centre.
Last year we raised over £12 million which helped fund a variety of projects and contributed to the development of our new radiotherapy centres in Oldham, Salford and now Macclesfield, to allow patients to access high-quality Christie care in their local area. Your support will ensure that we continue to support those in need.