Over 1000 special guests - ranging from local dignitaries and NHS leaders to members and fundraisers have visited our new radiotherapy centre in Oldham as part of our opening programme. But we had an especially high-profile visitor yesterday.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown toured the new facility which he described as "leading the way in health care", giving staff and patients a great boost.
There was a really relaxed, positive and warm atmosphere as the Prime Minister chatted with everyone. Perhaps because he visited our main site less than a year ago and has taken a special interest in the Christie and our developments.
There's such pride in this new centre and a strong sense of everyone having played a part in making it happen.
The generosity of fundraisers and donors ensured we were able to build it, and the support of NHS organistions means we can deliver the cancer treatments here.
That's why I'm taking up another fundraising challenge. Doing my bit alongside the amazing fundraising efforts that take place everyday for our cancer patients.
Despite a terrible fear of heights I'm braving a Sky Dive on 22nd May - dropping 12,000ft with speeds up to 120mph.
I will be joined by three leading business women - Sharon Fraser, Partner and Head of Regions audit at Deloitte, Elaine Birchall, chief executive of PZ Cussons UK and Jo McCarthy, head of finance at Sabre Europe - who have kindly chosen to raise money in support of The Christie.
If you'd like to sponsor me 'going over the edge' then please go to www.justgiving.com/fearlessfoursome
From a high-profile visit to a highly-terrifying challenge. Just part of this wonderful job for our wonderful patients.