Peter Rosser, Christie fundraiser

Peter was treated at The Christie 11 years ago when he had surgery for lymphoma. His cancer went into remission and he’s been a strong supporter of The Christie charity ever since.

To show his support for The Christie charity, Peter has taken on the popular Manchester to Blackpool bike ride 10 times. Always a popular cycle ride, the Manchester to Blackpool event was unfortunately cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But this year, the cycling event is back on Sunday 4 July – and Peter’s already planning to take part. And not only is he tackling the ride himself for 2021, but he also plans to do the ride with his brother Gareth on a tandem bicycle! 

“11 years ago I was treated at The Christie for lymphoma, luckily it was caught in time, I was operated on, and I was given the all clear. My dad is currently undergoing treatment there, and my mother had been treated at The Christie for over 4 years until sadly she passed away last year in June. This will be my first year doing it without my mum there to meet me at the finish line, but I am proud to be able to ride in her memory as part of Team Christie. 
“The Christie means so much to me, and my family, and I can’t thank them enough. I will continue to take on the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride every year as I just want to give back. This past year has been tough for charities, so I want people to be inspired to do it, and help in whatever way, big or small, they can to support this amazing hospital.” 

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Peter and Gareth for their continued support of The Christie charity – and good luck for 4 July!

Do you want to be part of #TeamChristie with Peter and Gareth this July? Sign up for the Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride today.