Pass the baton

Do you want to support The Christie during the COVID-19 pandemic? Any support you can give will help us keep touching patients' lives today, tomorrow and beyond.

If you're holding an online relay marathon event with your colleagues or friends, please create a JustGiving page in support of The Christie.

Please note: you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing at all times.

Are you looking for an interesting way to raise money for charity with your colleagues? Why not hold a 24-hour marathon event as a relay?

Relay events are a great way to fundraise with co-workers as it gives everyone the chance to take part. By holding an event for 24 hours, you can break this down into hourly sections for each team member.

You can also livestream your online relay charity event through Twitch. Twitch is an online video platform that lets you broadcast live.

Some of the more obvious ideas are running on a treadmill or cycling on a static bike for 24 hours in hourly segments. But if you’re looking for a few more interesting ways to fundraise you can do as a relay team, you could try these:

  • Dancing marathon
  • Zumba marathon
  • Karaoke marathon
  • ‘Knitathon’ – knitting as much as you can in an hour

It’s best to think of something you and your colleagues can all do – so think sporty if you’re more active or crafty if you’re more creative!

If you’re planning an online relay marathon event in support of The Christie, register your event and request a fundraising pack from us. We can send you fundraising tips and post you out a free Christie t-shirt to wear during the event, with more Christie t-shirts available to buy for your other colleagues.