Phil Bradbury, Christie supporter

Phil has supported The Christie charity since his daughter Rachel was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma on Christmas Eve 2020. Rachel’s sarcoma is so rare that doctors don’t know a lot about how to treat it, so she was referred to The Christie for treatment.

Currently, Rachel’s treatment is to manage her sarcoma rather than to cure it. She has also started a blog to record her cancer treatment and to help raise awareness of sarcomas in general.

Rachel, her husband David and Phil have been very thankful to The Christie for all her treatment and how they’ve supported her throughout this difficult time. To say thanks to The Christie and to help fund research into Rachel’s type of cancer, Phil decided to fundraise for The Christie charity.

Along with Rachel’s husband, David and her brother-in-law, Will Bridgford, Phil took on a Hadrian’s Wall coast to coast walking challenge.

From 2 August to 5 August 2021, the 3 guys followed the path of Hadrian’s Wall across the country, from east to west. Over the 4 days, the guys walked an incredible 84 miles.

“Due to the rareness of Rachel’s type of sarcoma, we wanted to try to help The Christie, who have been fantastic in not only her treatment but also supported her emotionally, in trying to raise funds to do more research into finding a cure for her and others affected by this horrible condition.
“It’s given Rachel and her family such a big boost knowing that people have contributed to the fund, especially with the world being what it is at the moment.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank everyone who has donated, encouraged us, supported us emotionally or even just shared the link.”

  - Phil Bradbury, Christie supporter

Phil and the guys set a target to raise £2,000 with their Hadrian’s Wall coast to coast walk. They have well and truly beaten this, raising an incredible £21,100 for The Christie charity!

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