The Botanist, Didsbury, Christie fundraisers

December 2019

This month, we would like to say a huge thank you to The Botanist in Didsbury, who raised an incredible £2,700 over the festive period for The Christie charity.

The restaurant received a fantastic response in December when asking their customers to add a donation on their bill, along with placing collection boxes on the bar.

The news follows another successful fundraising event back in August, where the team held a Musical Bingo Night along with a raffle and all proceeds from ticket sales coming to The Christie. This brings their running total to a fantastic £5,000 and the team have now pledged to reach £10,000 overall by August 2020.

Staff decided to fundraise for The Christie charity to support one of their team’s relatives who is receiving care and treatment at The Christie from the secondary breast cancer nursing team.

The funds raised will specifically go towards this nursing team, who specialise in providing support and specific advice for patients living with secondary breast cancer. The donations will support funding for the biannual Health and Wellbeing days and the patient focus group meetings, along with funding conference fees to ensure the nursing team are continually advancing their knowledge in specific treatments for secondary breast cancer care.

Luke Howell, Assistant General Manager at The Botanist Didsbury, says: “Over the last 6 months it has been our absolute pleasure fundraising for such a worthy charity in the local community. Not only does The Christie help to support people in the Didsbury and South Manchester area, it can also touch the lives of so many across the country. A relative of one of our members of staff, recently underwent treatment at The Christie and all our thanks has to go to those who treated and cared for her at such an important time.”

We are delighted to be working with The Botanist Didsbury going forward, and can’t wait to see what they can achieve in 2020! 

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.