Chloe Levett-Smith, Christie fundraiser
Chloe Levett-Smith moved from Macclesfield to Manchester to study for her degree. While she was living in Manchester, she had a placement at North Manchester General Hospital, specialising in head and neck cancer.
After realising that a lot of patients at North Manchester General Hospital were also being treated at The Christie, Chloe was inspired to learn more about the hospital’s work. She said: “[Patients] always had wonderful feedback on how the staff went above and beyond to provide amazing care.”
Being from Macclesfield, Chloe saw what it was like for patients who had to travel into The Christie in Withington from Cheshire and the surrounding areas. The news that The Christie was planning to build a cancer care centre in Macclesfield inspired her to show her support.
Chloe said: “I heard that the Christie were planning to build a cancer care hospital in Macclesfield and was aware of the incredible work they do for their patients.”
To help support The Christie at Macclesfield project, Chloe decided to sign up for The Christie charity’s Trek the Alps challenge in 2019. A 46km trek through Italy, France and Switzerland, Chloe’s hard work will help bring amazing cancer care closer to the people of Macclesfield.
Chloe hopes her fundraising efforts can help make The Christie at Macclesfield possible. She said: “I think this is an amazing project that will make amazing cancer care more accessible to those that are unable to travel into Manchester from Cheshire and surrounding areas. It will make the patients’ experience much more positive and effective.”