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.
I've been the scorer for Glossop Cricket Club for a number of years now and this years' challenge will see me walking to the 11 cricket grounds across Greater Manchester where our first team are playing and then scoring the game when I get there. You can read more about it on my Just Giving page and there's a list of dates and the grounds I'm heading for at the foot of this page tgether with a map giving you an indication of whereabouts they are how far they are from Glossop!
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.
For more information visit www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity.aspx
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To sponsor Mark visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-senior-sue-at-60