The Queen dedicated her life to public service and we remember her unwavering support of the NHS. We have fond memories of when she visited The Christie to meet staff and patients and celebrate our work in cancer treatment and research.

Our heartfelt condolences are with the Royal Family at this time.

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we are now in a period of national mourning.

The Christie charity is part of an NHS Trust, and as such we must follow strict government protocol and guidance as to what we can and can’t do in this time. Anything that does not directly affect the day-to-day running of the hospital has been cancelled as a mark of respect. This includes not sending charity staff representatives to events like the Great North Run and rescheduling our own Walk of Hope event.

We hope you understand that we do not take decisions such as this lightly.

We want to reassure you that your support, and the support of all of our fundraisers, means so much to us. So much of the good work that happens at The Christie could not happen without your generosity.

Thank you for everything you do for us.

Last updated: September 2022

Christie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doing all we can to make sure patients get the treatment, information and support they need. Read some stories from our patients and staff to find out what The Christie is doing at this difficult time.

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“We have seen a lot of our research staff return to the office. This has massively improved morale as it is a lot easier to connect with people.”
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Christie consultant
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“The experience has allowed me to be able to hear what is not being said. The extraordinary strength and resilience of individuals as they greet you with a smile… when you are aware of the pain and anguish they will be going through.”
Digital services team, redeployed to telephone patients
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“Of course, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away – we have to be cautious and we have to proceed in an appropriate way.”
Professor John Radford, director of research at The Christie
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