Craig Reid, Christie fundraiser
Craig was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2015, with stage 4 cancer in his spleen and neck. At that time, he had just a 2 in 5 chance of survival. Craig was forced to face the possibility that he might never see his young children grow up.
At the time of his diagnosis, Craig lived in Macclesfield. He underwent chemotherapy and took part in a clinical trial at The Christie and responded very well. He is now fit and healthy and back at work.
To support The Christie at Macclesfield project, Craig and his family held a mini festival at his home in North Rode, Congleton. Around 60 people attended the event, dubbed ‘ReidFest’.
At the event, Craig hosted an evening of bands and a DJ, a barbeque, a raffle and a bar. The event raised over £1500.
“When I was told I had stage 4 cancer, I had to come to terms with the very real possibility that I might never see my daughter Daisy grow up.
“Thankfully, The Christie gave me the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial. Ever since, I’ve been fundraising to support The Christie.
“I’m thrilled that The Christie wants to develop a new cancer centre in Macclesfield. It will make such a difference for local patients.
“Having The Christie resources and expertise in East Cheshire will mean patients can focus all their energies on their treatment and not have the added stress and worry of long travel times.”
- Craig Reid