Juliette’s Joggers, Christie fundraisers

This month, we would like to say a huge thank you to fundraising group Juliette’s Joggers who raised just over an incredible £8,000 in April 2021.

The group taking on their challenge

Juliette’s Joggers are a group of friends who joined together when their good friend Juliette was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year. She was referred to The Christie for chemotherapy and surgery and has had treatment for the last 7 months.

The group says Juliette’s always kept up her high spirits and is now thankfully on the road to recovery.

At the start of March, Juliette’s Joggers decided to plan a fundraiser to thank The Christie for treating their friend. To raise money, the group decided to collectively walk or run the distance of Lands’ End to John O’Groats – a total of 1,200 miles – over the course of 30 days.

Juliette’s Joggers started their challenge on Juliette’s 21st birthday, March 28, to make it personal to her. Originally, their fundraising target was set at £700 but they managed to overtake this in less than 24 hours.

Juliette on her 21st birthday

“We spread the word by making an Instagram page for the fundraiser and we were overwhelmed with everyone sharing it which spread the word so quickly! We made the decision to increase our target to £5,000, which we also met soon after.
“Donations have kept coming in during the challenge and we have now raised over £8000 for The Christie which is amazing, and we are so grateful to all friends, family and strangers who have made donations.”

  - Juliette’s Joggers

“It was good to get out and about after being stuck inside with lockdown, really enjoyed getting stuck into a challenge and raising money for a great cause close to my heart”

  - Kate Pownall

“It was the least we could do to show our support for Juliette and thank The Christie!”

  - Hannah Lynn

“It was such a fun challenge and great to meet some new friends all whilst raising money for an amazing cause.”

  - Megan Smith

“Really enjoyed the challenge – all the support, donations, and motivational messages from Juliette’s friends and family really pushed us to reach the finish line! P.S. the blisters were worth it for the cool T-shirts!”

  - Nathan Nabil

Thanks so much to Juliette’s Joggers for their amazing fundraising work! Their efforts, along with so many other generous fundraisers, means we can keep supporting cancer patients and their friends and families.

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.