Charmain Sangster, volunteer at The Christie

When Charmain got a diagnosis for breast cancer 10 years ago, it made it harder for her to plan for the future. All of her hopes and dreams felt like they were suddenly under threat. Her sense of purpose was replaced by the uncertainty that can come with a cancer diagnosis.

But when Charmain was referred to The Christie, it helped to bring her some clarity. The doctor who performed her first CT scan in The Christie’s radiology department was incredibly supportive. Charmain says that the doctor explaining the results to her and how this would steer her treatment really helped her.

It was this positive experience that led Charmain to start volunteering for The Christie in 2015. Charmain has also supported our recent Touching Lives campaign.

Charmain and her family are all doing well in the current and challenging circumstances. Her volunteering work is currently paused as we’re reducing the number of people in the hospital to protect our patients.

“To our absolutely kind and generous supporters – we could never have accomplished so much and touched so many lives without your support.
“In these unprecedented times we're living in, we need your generous support more than ever. Because of your donations, so many lives have been saved, rescued and hope restored. Thank you from the depths of our hearts.”

- Charmain, Christie volunteer and former patient.

We want to keep supporting people like Charmain now and after the COVID-19 crisis. If you can donate anything to help us keep touching lives today, tomorrow and beyond, it would make a big difference.

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