Grace Marshall, Christie fundraiser
Grace Marshall has been a supporter of The Christie ever since her mum Hope was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Hope received treatment at The Christie for her cancer but sadly died in May 2020 from acute myeloid leukaemia.
To show her support for The Christie, Grace has taken part in the Walk of Hope event since it first started in 2006. The Walk of Hope is a 10km walking event in the beautiful grounds of Tatton Park on 18 September 2021. Participants walk together in memory, celebration and solidarity in honour of the treatment and care provided by The Christie.
For 2021, Grace will once again take part in the Walk of Hope, alongside many of Hope’s friends and family members. She wants to thank The Christie for working so hard to give her a little more extra time with her mum. Before this, Grace's grandma Mary also received treatment at The Christie but sadly died from cancer.
Grace said she would remember her mum as an inspirational woman who worked as an NHS community nurse before her cancer diagnosis. She also said the Walk of Hope event was particularly special for her and her family as her mum’s name was Hope.
“Even in her last days, Hope wanted to ensure we continue to raise money for those at The Christie who have worked so hard to give us that little bit more time as a family.
"Since our mum’s death in May 2020, we have raised a total of £12,780 completing a number of challenges.
"We encourage everyone to sign up and walk together in hope.”
- Grace Marshall, Christie fundraiser
Do you want to walk with Grace and other fundraisers in support of The Christie? Join us at the Walk of Hope 2021 and help us make a real difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families.
Grace, left, with her family