Fundraisers break out for The Christie

Press release posted 07 October 2015

Manchester fundraisers are gearing up to wear orange and take part in a variety of challenges including escaping from a locked room within 60 minutes, as part of The Christie's annual Big Do, fundraising campaign.

From adrenalin fuelled parachute jumps, doing a 'fire walk' over toy bricks or solving puzzles to escape the room at Break Out Manchester, Big Do participants can do whatever fundraising activity they wish, as long as they 'do it' in the Big Do colour, orange.

Mary McLaughlin, corporate fundraising officer at The Christie charity, said: "There's a huge variety of activities from our sign ups this year. Break Out Manchester has been really popular as a lot of our fundraisers like to do an activity with friends or colleagues. This event was a sold out in just a few days. Cake sales and wearing orange to work are also big favourites that everyone can get involved in."

The Big Do runs from Friday 9th to Saturday 31st October and any one can take part, doing whatever event they wish to choose, no matter how big or small.

Mary adds: "Every year we're amazed at how imaginative people are in coming up with fundraising events and ideas. It doesn't matter what you do - just make sure you're part of it!"

The Christie charity supports the work of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust through its fundraising activities, and delivers projects, equipment and improvements that are over and above what the NHS funds. The charity has over 30,000 supporters who helped raise £13.3m last year.

The Big Do Break Out evening on Tuesday 13th October has now sold out, however if you are interested in taking part in a future event, please contact or call 0161 446 3988.