We are delighted to announce that The Christie charity has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. In 2021, we raised over £90,000 from the Christmas Challenge thanks to our generous supporters.

This Christmas, The Christie charity will be raising funds for our new local blood test service. Donate to this challenge and help our patients have routine blood tests closer to where they live.

You can donate to The Christie's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022 from 12pm on 29 November 2022 and double your donation for free.

Following a pilot blood test service offered to patients at outreach clinics, we would now like to expand on this. With your help, we’re looking to create permanent local Christie phlebotomy clinics around Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

This means our patients won’t have to travel long distances to The Christie in Withington for blood tests.

We plan to open 20 new blood testing clinics across Greater Manchester and Cheshire – every week, this will reach 1,000 more patients. Offering extended hours would also mean more appointments available throughout the day.

To use the service, patients will be able to book an appointment for their blood test up to 2 days before their treatment or review is due. This new service will reduce the need for numerous visits to The Christie and make our patients lives easier and less stressful.

You can read more about our project on our bloods closer to home campaign page.

We are hoping to raise £75,000 for our new local blood test service and this has been made possible by our supporters making a pledge to the campaign. Special thanks goes to Stoller Charitable Trust, Seddon and The Big Give for their support with this campaign. 

Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days from midday on 29 November 2022. Getting involved in this challenge means you can make one donation and have twice the impact. 

What happens during The Big Give Christmas Challenge for The Christie?

Donations made to our project via theBigGive.org.uk will be doubled during the campaign. If you would like to support our local blood test service this year, please do so during the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022.

By donating via the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022, your donation to us will be doubled and make even more of a difference to our patients.

What do I need to do? 

  • Add a calendar reminder to your diary for 12pm on 29 November 2022
  • Head to theBigGive.org.uk page to donate
  • Have your card details ready when you donate

Please note: the donate button will appear on the campaign page when the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022 launches at 12pm on 29 November 2022.

If you have any questions, contact us at the-christie.appeals.companies@nhs.net.