Stella Helliwell-Dean, Christie fundraiser

This month, we’re putting Stella Helliwell-Dean in our fundraiser hall of fame for taking on her own fundraising running challenge.

At the age of 8, Stella is one of the youngest fundraisers in our hall of fame.

Stella decided she wanted to fundraise for The Christie by taking on a 5K run. She was inspired to do this in memory of her friend Ben who sadly passed away from melanoma earlier this year.

Although most of the mass participation 5K runs were cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, that didn’t stop Stella. She planned her own 5K run and collected sponsorship for this.

Stella completed the 5K in an incredible time of 44 minutes. She also smashed her fundraising target of £500 by raising an amazing £1,510 for melanoma research at The Christie.

“I thank the generous people who have donated even the smallest amount, it all made a difference in the end.
“I’m also extremely proud to be supporting the melanoma research fund as the ground-breaking research fills many hearts with hope that we will defeat this terrible illness.”

- Stella, Christie fundraiser

Thank you to Stella for all your hard work in fundraising – we think you’re amazing!

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.