PJ Livesey Group, Christie fundraisers

This month, we would like to say thank you to the PJ Livesey Group for raising more than £13,000 for us in May 2021.

The PJ Livesey Group are experienced property developers based in Manchester. They decided to fundraise for The Christie charity to show support for their colleague Ralph Brocklehurst who is undergoing treatment at the hospital.

In an amazing team effort, 80 staff members walked, ran, swam and cycled a massive 25,000 miles – the equivalent to travelling all the way round the world – to raise money. They also logged every step for 95 days to show Ralph they’re with him, every step of his cancer treatment.

The team completed the final 1,000 miles of the 25,000 mile challenge in an incredible 24-hour-spin bike cyclathon at company headquarters. Director Craig Lynch and construction operations manager Gareth Whittaker spent 24 hours in the saddle, cycling around the clock.

Colleagues supported Craig and Gareth throughout the day and night by playing their part clocking up the miles. Ralph himself completed the final mile to get the team across the finish line.

“My initial idea was to cross the Atlantic for Ralph and then someone suggested we should circumnavigate the world and I was sold!
“Ralph has been an integral part of PJ Livesey since the company was founded and continues to inspire us now with his humour and strength. It speaks volumes that so many people are joining in to take on the world for him!
“I want to thank everyone who went the extra mile to get us round, from the serious cyclists and hard core runners to the dog walkers, the litter pickers and the weekend hikers.
“It has been the most incredible journey around the world – both inspiring and humbling. I am so proud of the team and the effort everyone has put in both to do the miles and raise an incredible amount to support the work of such a great hospital. The treatment and care it provides for so many people like our colleague Ralph is world-class. It was typical of his indomitable spirit and strength that he wanted to get us over the finish line and play his part in completing the challenge which he inspired.”

  - Georgina Livesey, PJ Livesey Group managing director

We’d like to say a big thanks to PJ Livesey Group for their incredible fundraising work. The challenge raised more than £13,000 (£14,500 with Gift Aid) for The Christie charity! Generous fundraising like this – and so many others – helps us 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.