Josh Robertson, Christie fundraiser

Josh has been a supporter of The Christie since his father was first treated for bowel cancer at the hospital 5 and a half years ago. Sadly, Josh’s father passed away on April 19 2021 but Josh says he is grateful for the care he received at The Christie.

To say thanks to The Christie for treating his father, Josh is taking on The Christie Challenge to complete 6 fundraising activities in 12 months, along with his brother Jack Riley and friends Zach Oakes, Damon Oakes and Laurence Tissington. Supporters of The Christie charity can take on The Christie Challenge to help provide us with vital support at a time when our usual income has fallen by 25% due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The 5 flatmates have already organised their first 3 fundraising activities, starting with a mammoth 500 miles combined run in May. The boys all added up their running miles throughout the month, ending with a final run together on 31 May.

The group have got a charity golf day and charity football match planned for their next stage of The Christie Challenge. The boys set out to raise a total of £1,000 but have already smashed that – raising over £8,000.

“The care and treatment that my father received at The Christie was amazing, and we are forever grateful for the time that we were given with him as a result.  We hope to be able to give something back to say thank you, and help thousands of other patients and their families that have to deal with this awful disease every day.”

  - Josh Robertson, Christie fundraiser 

We’d like to thank Josh and his team for their incredible fundraising efforts in The Christie Challenge – and to wish them good luck with the rest of their activities!

The Christie Challenge is to complete 6 different fundraising activities over the year. Whether you want to do a sponsored run, organise a bake sale or host an online quiz night, you can get involved.

If you want to help The Christie charity keep moving in 2021, sign up for The Christie Challenge.