Sue, Kevin, Gill and Ian Foster, Christie fundraisers

October 2019

This month, we're thanking Sue, Kevin, Gill and Ian Foster.

Between 5 and 8 July, Sue, Kevin, Gill and Ian Foster, along with 17 members of their family travelled to the Isle of Man to take on a sponsored TT challenge of their own. The two couples purchased two vintage motor cycles and side cars (a Russian Ural and an AJS) and took part in a sponsored motorcycle ride of the famous course, with various family members taking part and covering multiple laps in the side car.

We’re delighted to say the family raised a wonderful £4,065 from the challenge. The family decided to take on the challenge in support of both Sue and her niece who are current patients of The Christie. Sue says:

“Our story began in 2003 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully I was given the all clear, however, the following year, the family was affected once again when my mother in law, Hazel, was diagnosed with breast cancer. We are pleased to say that she too, was successfully treated.

"Sadly, 15 years on, I was diagnosed with another tumour and there were also pre-cancerous cells in the other breast, so I elected for a double mastectomy. During this time Ian's daughter, 30-year-old Danielle, found a lump in her breast which was confirmed as cancerous. Despite being devastated by this, Danielle completed her treatment and we’re delighted to say she has just had her all clear confirmation.

"We managed the planned three laps of the TT course. Although Ian and Kevin drove every lap, everybody had a go in one of the sidecars. It was much loved by all. We had numerous breakdowns, but many of the local people stopped to ask if we needed any help - they were all so lovely!

"We thought we'd raise £2000 so we couldn't believe a total of £4,065 was raised – it’s just tremendous. Many thanks to all who donated, big thanks to all who collected the money for us and special thanks to those who supported us in our quest.”

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you and well done to Sue, Kevin, Gill and Ian Foster, and everyone who supported the family with their extraordinary fundraising challenge for 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.