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This month, we’re putting the Sandbach Young Farmers into our fundraiser Hall of Fame for holding a charity tug of war evening in support of The Christie Charity.

The farming community in Cheshire have been a strong source of support for The Christie Charity over the past few years and have connections with local community fundraising groups. However, this was the first time that the Sandbach Young Farmers group specifically had supported The Christie Charity.

Sandbach Young Farmers were inspired to raise money for The Christie Charity as one of the members’ fathers is a patient of The Christie. They also knew of family members of patients in the nearby Milk Maid Marchers and the Nantwich farming groups.

In September 2023, the Sandbach Young Farmers held their charity tug of war evening by kind permission of the Sutton family in Astbury. Over 10 teams entered the tug of war challenge, with teams entering from around the county of Cheshire, outside the county and from supporting local companies.

To raise money for The Christie Charity, the teams all donated to take part in the tug of war challenge. As well as this, there was also a raffle, an ice cream station, a barbeque, and family-friendly games to raise further funds. And to top the event off, Sandbach Young Farmers also booked a band so everyone could let their hair down after a very busy evening!

After a hard-fought competition, the Congleton Young Farmers group won the tug of war challenge. The evening raised just over an incredible £5,400 for The Christie Charity.

A huge thank you to all those who made the night possible and to our wonderful sponsors for their generosity. Thank you to all the teams that entered and to everyone who came along and donated, we hope you all had a fantastic evening in the name of The Christie.

Sandbach Young Farmers, Christie fundraisers

We’d like to say a really big thank you to Sandbach Young Farmers and all of the other farming groups who took part in the charity tug of war evening. Their support will go a long way to help us keep supporting cancer patients and their loved ones, over and above what the NHS can fund.

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.