Fundraiser stories

Fundraiser stories

See why people like you are raising money in support of The Christie charity.

“This race isn’t for everyone, but for me it was the perfect channel for my grief and loss and my way to give back to The Christie.”
Charlotte Logie, Christie fundraiser
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“We all work at The Christie, and we all get to see the great work that goes on there. It’s quite inspiring to see the effect it has on people, and on people we know as well.”
Ellie, Niamh and Matthew, Christie fundraisers and staff members
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“[We] originally signed up to run the Manchester Marathon in April 2022 as we love a challenge… We have both had family members who have been diagnosed with cancer and so we have decided to raise money for The Christie in support of their battle against cancer.”
Rob and James, Christie fundraisers
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It’s a huge thank you to The Christie for the fact that I’m even here to think about tackling The Grindleford Gallop... I could barely stagger by the end, so I picked a hard enough challenge!
Chris Owen, Christie fundraiser
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“I am in awe of the research that The Christie does into cancer treatments and want to support it not only because it is a local cause to me, but because the effects of the research done there can be felt worldwide.”
Mat Wheelhouse, Christie fundraiser
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“I signed up to The Christie Lottery just as a way to pay something back to the excellent hospital and its brilliant staff – I never for one second thought I would win anything.”
Chris Riches, Christie supporter
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“This was honestly one of the most challenging things I've ever accomplished in my life… I'm so grateful to have had the experience and to raise so much money in the process for such a wonderful charity.”
Darcey Dunne, Christie fundraiser
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“I have decided to take this challenge on when I am feeling the best I have ever felt. This charity is very important to me so any donations will be greatly appreciated.”
Daniel Parkinson, Christie supporter
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“The challenge of running 5k every day in 2021 is completely outside of my comfort zone but it’s allowed me to take part in some iconic running events whilst raising money for an iconic institution in The Christie.”
Mark Flint, Christie fundraiser
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“The Swimathon for Bex 2 was incredible and we were overwhelmed with the kindness and support shown by friends, family, local organisations and businesses joining us to raise money for The Christie.”
Team Swimathon for Bex, Christie fundraisers
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“The care that Josh and we, his family, received is difficult to describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it… We have had such wonderful support from friends and family over the years, and it’s thanks to all those people we have reached this milestone.”
Carol Hallam, Christie fundraiser
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“In the past, I walked with the hope my daughter would have survived cancer, now I walk in her memory and for all children in the same circumstances. Cancer can be beat together!”
Assunta Trapanese, Christie fundraiser
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