Ben and Rachel Connett, Christie fundraisers

This month, we are putting Rachel and Ben Connett in our fundraiser hall of fame.

Rachel and Ben have been supporters of The Christie charity ever since Rachel was treated at The Christie for cancer. Rachel says that she felt immensely lucky to get her cancer treatment at the hospital and that the care she had was second to none.

To say a special thank you to The Christie for all the care and treatment Rachel has received at the hospital, Rachel and Ben decided to raise money for The Christie charity. They held a charity cricket match and family fun day with a raffle, auction, and live music at Toft Cricket Club in Knutsford.  

The event received such a huge amount of support from their family, friends, and local businesses. Even their local milkman decided to get involved with the fun day and kindly donated to support The Christie. 

“On many occasions since my diagnosis, I have felt immensely lucky to be receiving my care at The Christie. The staff are second to none, the facilities and treatments available are the best in the country. Whenever I’m there, I hear of patients that have travelled a long way to be treated at The Christie and I feel so grateful to have these facilities local to me. 
“We are so very proud and thankful to all our family, friends and the local community that made the event such a success! In what is currently a dark time for us as a family, it’s been both humbling and heart-warming to see everyone pull together for a cause so close to many people’s hearts. The incredible generosity shown for the fundraiser is a testament to what a high regard The Christie is held within the local community.
“We are so pleased to be able to give something back to The Christie to help you continue your fantastic work in both lifesaving care for patients and cutting-edge research.”

  - Rachel and Ben Connett, Christie fundraisers

Thank you so much to both Rachel and Ben for their amazing fundraising efforts. Their fundraising is essential to our work, along with the efforts of so many other generous fundraisers. Support like this means we can keep supporting cancer patients and their friends and families, and help us provide enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds.

Rachel and Ben raised just over an incredible £7,920 with their charity cricket match and family fun day. All the money raised was directed to help support our staff and patients at The Christie.

Would you like to fundraise for The Christie charity? Speak to the charity team on 0161 446 3988 or see how you can get involved with fundraising.