Belle Vue Manchester, Christie supporters

Belle Vue Manchester Ltd is a coach hire company based in Manchester that operates 70 vehicles across the UK and Europe. Belle Vue Managing Director Philip Hitchen is a supporter of The Christie charity, with members of his family and colleagues’ families having experience with cancer.

To show his support for The Christie charity, Philip has taken part in the Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride for The Christie charity for the past few years. The Manchester to Blackpool event is always a popular cycle ride and usually takes place in summer. But this year, it’s moved to Sunday 13 September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also taking part in Belle Vue’s team at the Manchester to Blackpool event this year is Matthew Turner. Matthew and some of his family members have experience with cancer so he’s riding to help raise funds in support of cancer patients.

Matthew is particularly riding in support of his cousin Jackie who has recently been diagnosed with cancer for the second time. Jackie first developed bowel cancer in her late teens and went through successful treatment for this. But at a recent check-up, doctors found that Jackie’s cancer has come back in her liver. 

“Unfortunately [Jackie’s] cancer will not be cured but with treatment at The Christie, Jackie will have much more time with us yet.  I am dedicating this ride to our Jackie, I wish for the fight against cancer to be one that we win sooner rather than later, which is why it is so important for everyone to get behind The Christie and do what we can!”

- Matthew Turner, Christie fundraiser

“I have seen first-hand the remarkable work The Christie to do save lives. Our team and I have all had personal experiences of loved ones who have been touched by cancer. The annual ride I do for the charity has grown with many of our cycle to work scheme members joining the event this year. We hope to raise much needed funds for this great charity.”

- Philip Hitchen, Managing Director, Belle Vue Manchester Ltd

Do you want to be part of #TeamChristie this September? Sign up for the Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride today.