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1 Charitable Fund Successes Supporters Magazine January 2011 The Christie opens new 35 million patient treatment centre See pages 4 8 and special feature on fundraiser Sharon Fraser on pages 12 13

2 Christie News Inspirational fundraisers Oldham exterior The Christie Poem for Oldham The Christie Poem was written exclusively by award-winning poet Brian Patten to celebrate our new radiotherapy centre in Oldham the first of its kind in the UK. Our chairman and chief executive, along with some of our fundraisers, members and staff took the opportunity to read a line of the poem to camera which has been made into a montage film. To view the poem please visit The fundraising team are based at The Christie charity, The Christie, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX Tel: Fax: The Christie Charitable Fund, Registered charity no SUCCESSES is edited by communications officer Jenny Fairhurst, tel or Design and artwork by Cube Creative Ltd. Tel: Please contact the fundraising office if you would like to be added to the Successes mailing list. Jenni joins board Jenni Murray, the voice of BBC Radio 4 s Woman s Hour, has been appointed as a non-executive director of our trust board. Jenni was successfully treated here in 2006 for breast cancer. She has written extensively on her experience of breast cancer and continuously supported and praised us for the care she received. Jenni said; It s a great privilege and honour to be appointed to the Board of The Christie and have an influence in making sure its world class research and treatment of patients continues to flourish, no matter how tough the financial climate or changes to the NHS. She will take up the post for three years and replaces Yoni Ejo. Also featured in this edition: 4 Patient treatment centre opens Super nurses Five Christie nurses starred in a TV documentary series called Super Nurses which was broadcast on Sky 1 over October and November. The 10 episode series aimed to educate viewers about cancer and its treatments and highlight the expertise of cancer nurses. The five nurses taking part were; Surgical practitioner Hilary Elsworth Procedure team manager Steve Hill Nurse clinician on the haematology and transplant unit John Murray Staff nurse on the young oncology unit Liz Pugh Staff nurse on Ward 10 Helen Thompson The series, which was narrated by Kay Burley, also featured a number of our consultants. 11 Research update 14 Tribute Funds Mel Angold with family and friends at fancy dress bucket collection Mel and Chris Angold Cancer survivor Mel Angold, 35, from Salford, was successfully treated here in 2006 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then Mel, and her husband of five years Chris, together with family and friends, have been tirelessly fundraising for our charity. They have held black tie balls, fancy dress bucket collections and take part in our annual Night of Neon event. Most recently, Mel and Chris completed the New York marathon in November a city which holds a special place in the couple s hearts as it was where they got engaged. Mel said; Completing the New York Marathon was probably one of the most amazing and emotional experiences of my life. We both ran it together in 5 hours, 14 minutes and I wouldn t have had it any other way. We continue to fundraise because we want to give something back to The Christie so that other people can be given the chance to beat cancer and lead a normal life again like I do now. Their third ball at Haigh Hall was one of their many fundraising events planned in 2010 to raise the 7,650 needed for a radiotherapy breast board for the new Christie radiotherapy centre at Salford Royal. There will be four boards at the Salford centre and they are vital to radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer patients. The flexible boards are used to position the patient comfortably so radiotherapy is targeted in precisely the right place, every single time. Mel said; This new centre in Salford would have saved me hours in travelling time. Mel and Chris Angold at New York Marathon After my chemotherapy, I had radiotherapy every day for three weeks at The Christie. The staff were amazing, but sometimes it could take me up to an hour to get there. I was exhausted by the chemotherapy and I found radiotherapy itself tiring too. Being able to go just 15 minutes down the road to get treatment would have made such a difference. Community fundraising officer, Howard Newhall said; Mel is not only one of our most dedicated fundraisers but also a dear friend. Her story is an inspiration and we are so grateful for her and Chris fantastic and continued support. To make credit card donations call Or visit 16 Community news 28 Corporate news 31 Sporting events Thank you to all our wonderful fundraisers. If you have been inspired to fundraise for our charity please call Laura Markendale and Mel Angold (right) at Night of Neon 3

3 The future of cancer care and how you helped make a difference 4 We open our new patient treatment centre History was made as our new 35 million patient treatment centre opened to patients in November. Home to the largest early clinical trials unit in the world, the biggest chemotherapy facility in the UK and The Christie Clinic a private patients suite to help boost NHS income it will transform treatment and care for patients. Our charity contributed 9 million towards the centre. Manchester Show Choir perform Fundraisers get sneak preview Prior to the centre opening to patients, proud fundraisers got a sneak preview inside the centre they have worked so tirelessly to raise money for. During the evening, which included entertainment from the Manchester Show Choir, supporters were given special tours around the building to show how the money they raised had been spent. The centre includes: 70 beds 65 treatment chairs 19 consulting rooms research sample processing laboratory blood room pharmacy and a state of the art pod system for transporting items around The Christie Chemotherapy treatment area World class treatment Around 2,400 patients a year will be treated in our clinical trials unit double the number we previously treated. Through offering more patients access to the latest cancer developments we will be able to further improve patient outcomes. Inside the new centre National praise Chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Harpal Kumar, said; The new clinical trials facility at The Christie will offer a lifeline to nearly two and a half thousand cancer patients every year who have not responded to other treatments by giving them the chance to be part of a clinical trial testing a new treatment. Not only will the new unit improve cancer outcomes and save lives but we believe it is designed in such a way that it will also improve each patient s experience of their treatment, especially chemotherapy. Cancer Research UK is very proud to be supporting such an important new facility for cancer patients. Cancer Research UK funded 4 million towards the centre. First class facility The centre will treat 700 patients a week with chemotherapy and clinical trials, with 100 staff working here. They will treat over 200 different types of cancer with hundreds of different types of chemotherapy. It will provide the best possible care for our patients in an improved environment, with state of the art equipment and new facilities including specially designed chemotherapy chairs. Our chemotherapy treatments will increase to around 38,000 a year. We re incredibly proud to open our doors to our first patients. This new centre will enable us to undertake even more research, ultimately saving lives across the world. Through providing the highest quality environment and integrating clinical trials and chemotherapy services we will also be able to significantly improve the patient experience and ensure local patients can access the very best services and treatment. Chief executive Caroline Shaw Fundraisers enjoy the evening Portfolio Guide Appeal fundraisers with community fundraising officer Howard Newhall 5

4 We open our new patient treatment centre Altringham and Sale fundraisers with community fundraising officer Jacky Plant The building The building has been designed in layers, in consultation with patients, using environmentally-friendly materials and maximising on the use of natural light. Amir Khan with Christie bear Punching our weight In September, boxer Amir Khan visited to mark the countdown to the opening and took part in a fun boxing match against our mascot Christie Bear who was knocked out in round one. Amir, who also chatted with our patients and staff during his visit, said; In the fight against cancer, it s The Christie that s the world champion. As part of the week of preview tours, pupils from Beaver Road Primary School in Didsbury also got a sneak preview. The class went on a special tour and took part in a fun and informative quiz. Pupils also met some of our nurses and found out about working in the NHS. Leading the way We have been at the forefront of the fight against cancer for the past 100 years with world-first breakthroughs for over 100 years. Our experts were, for example, the first in the world to trial the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in 1969 which is now saving lives across the globe. We are also leading in Europe on personalised medicine, which is more targeted and based on the patients genetic make up as well as type and stage of cancer. The research undertaken at this centre with national and international research partners such as Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca, will help develop the cancer treatments of the future. Nurse Vicki Burns shows pupil Julian Greenhalgh one of the centre s treatment chairs Christie bear popped by to meet the Beaver Road pupils Sally meets our first patients Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor (who plays Sally Webster) visited our centre to mark the opening with our first patients. Sally was treated at The Christie for breast cancer last year, just after her soap character was given a breast cancer story line. She said; This new centre is hugely important and I m incredibly proud to support it. Being diagnosed with breast cancer was very difficult for me and my family, but The Christie was so wonderful. Sally marked the opening by burying a time capsule in the centre s atrium with our first clinical trial patient Philip Simpson, 62, from Cheshire, and our first chemotherapy patient Clare Coe, 37, from Sale. The capsule contains items such as a nurse s uniform, a bottle that was found in the foundations below the centre dating back to 1875, a copy of the menu of the day from our dining room and floor plans of the new centre. The capsule will be reopened in 2048 the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the NHS. Pupils from Beaver Road School chose the last item to be buried in the capsule photos of the first patients. It includes 4,000 cubes of concrete 6,000 square metres of clinical space 500 tonnes of steelwork 1,500 square metres of ground space Sally Dynevor with first clinical trial patient Philip Simpson and Clare Coe, the first chemotherapy patient, burying the time capsule Philip sadly passed away in December after battling prostate cancer. We are printing these photos with permission from his family. Sally Dynevor with first clinical trial patient Philip Simpson inside the new centre 6 7

5 We open our new patient treatment centre PREMIERSHIP stars visit Manchester United players Nemanja Vidic and Dimitar Berbatov also visited our new patient treatment centre on the day it opened to patients. The player s return came after they kick-started work on the centre in March 2009 in a dramatic football stunt. They met cancer patients on their visit. Nemanja Vidic said: It s great to see the new centre, especially as we both visited when they started building two years ago. It was good to meet the patients as this centre is all about them. It s inspiring how positive they all are. Dimitar Berbatov and Nemanja Vidic with cancer patients 8 Pablo Zabaleta with Michael Ambrose in front of new centre Nemanja Vidic and Dimitar Berbatov sit in treatment chairs Dimitar Berbatov added; The patients were great and they will receive brilliant care in this new centre. We all know someone who has had cancer and it s therefore brilliant that the research here will help save the lives of cancer patients across the world. Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta had a tour of the centre and also met some patients. Avid Manchester City fan Michael Ambrose, 24, from Middleton, was diagnosed with melanoma in 2008 and is still undergoing treatment. He said; I was absolutely chuffed to bits at getting to meet Pablo ecstatic doesn t sum it up. I ve been the biggest Manchester City fan for years and this has really cheered me up. How your help is MAKING A DIFFERENCE The Zolfo Cooper Foundation Nick Gittings of the Zolfo Cooper Foundation recently presented a cheque for 10,000 to support our advice service. Nick met Heather Gourlay, one of two advice workers, who highlighted how the service helps cancer patients and carers at times of financial need. In addition to helping people complete claim forms, the team offer debt counselling especially in cases where the additional stress and worry is affecting the patient s wellbeing. The advice service is funded entirely by our charity. Heather said: We are delighted that the advice service has been recognised by the Zolfo Cooper Foundation and this considerable donation will help to maintain the service. Nick said; The Zolfo Cooper Foundation was established to make charitable donations to both local and national causes nominated by the partners and staff of Zolfo Cooper LLP. The advisors provide an invaluable support service to both patients and Salford tops out Our 17 million radiotherapy centre at Salford, which opens in summer 2011, has entered a new phase of development. Representatives gathered to mark the topping out of the building the milestone which signifies when the building reaches its highest point. Lead radiographer Rachel Good, said; I am delighted we have reached this significant milestone which brings us another step closer to our goal of treating cancer patients from Salford, Wigan and Bolton nearer to their homes. This new facility will transform care for cancer patients across this carers alike, allowing 100% focus upon recovery, and we are very pleased that our donation will provide continued funding for the excellent and much appreciated work they do. We are delighted The Foundation is delighted to be that the advice service able to support The Christie s benefits advisory service, whose support and has been advice in times of financial distress closely mirrors our own work. Nick Gittings with fundraising recognised Left to right: Finlay Inglis operations director at Balfour Beatty, lead radiographer for The Christie radiotherapy centre at Salford Rachel Good, consultant neurosurgeon at Salford Royal Tina Karabatsou and James Leggate, associate medical director for surgery and neurosciences at Salford Royal Plant room being delivered officer Sue Bowden area, treating up to 70 people a day. It is fantastic to see building work progressing so well on site as we move into a new stage of construction. The highest point of the building is the centre s plant room, standing at 32ft. A 500ft crane delivered the plant room in nine different sections, which had been manufactured off site. Each weighed between four and 13 tons. As Successes went to print we were close to hitting our appeal target of 250,000 towards the centre, in partnership with the Salford Advertiser. Look out for a full report in the next edition of Successes. 9

6 How your help is making a difference A Massage demonstration 10 brighter Founder and CEO of Walk the Walk Nina Barough with Dr Peter Mackereth, our practitioner in complementary therapy future thanks to Walk the Walk Walk the Walk, the UK s leading grant-making breast cancer charity, recently gave a grant of 100,000 to our charity. We applied for a 45,000 grant to help develop our complementary therapy unit. Recognising the value of The Christie to patients throughout the UK, Walk the Walk exceeded expectations by granting an additional 55,000 to help build a brighter future for the unit. Walk the Walk also donated a further 42,000 to buy four scalp coolers for our chemotherapy unit these innovative machines are having successful results in helping to prevent hair loss for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Founder and CEO of Walk the Walk Nina Barough visited in October to see firsthand how funds are helping to provide much needed emotional and physical support for cancer patients now, as well as supporting research into improving treatment in the future. She said: I know personally how much integrated care helped me on my journey through breast cancer so I am delighted that Walk the Walk has made this very special grant of 100,000. We feel strongly that it is not only important to support their work with funds to help run the centre over the next year, but to also give them a helping hand in expanding their service and enable many more people to benefit. The grant means we can help an increasing number of patients with therapies, such as acupuncture which can help to manage anxieties and improve wellbeing. Chief executive, Caroline Shaw, said; We re incredibly grateful to Walk the Walk for their amazing generosity. For people with cancer, it s not just about getting the best treatment it s about the whole experience. Things like complementary therapies can really help them feel more comfortable and comforted. This grant will help us develop these services even further. One of the most distressing side-effects of cancer treatment is of course hair loss. Walk the Walk s additional donation has meant that we ve been able to buy scalp coolers which can help prevent that. This donation will help improve patient quality of life for many years to come. How you are helping to fund vital research Men Matter funds new research post A new specialist two year research post has been funded by Men Matter. Kate Murray, 27, will research tissue samples from male cancer patients with an aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of male associated cancers. Her first project will be a prostate cancer study using tissue samples to see which treatments might benefit prostate cancer patients in the future. Kate said; I m thrilled to have been appointed to this position. The Christie has such a renowned reputation for its research so I m proud that I m now going to be part of it. Huge thanks go to the amazing fundraising efforts of Men Matter for making this possible. Kate Murray with Bernard Edmunds (right) and Prof Noel Clarke, Christie surgeon for men s cancers. She will be employed by The Christie and will be based in the Manchester Cancer Research Centre Biobank, which is a Manchester-wide research initiative involving the five major hospital trusts across the area (The Christie, Salford Royal, Pennine Acute, Central Manchester and South Manchester) in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Dedicated Vera approaches milestone Dedicated fundraiser Vera Cohen has been supporting our charity since 2002 when she was 86 and is fast approaching her 10,000 milestone. Vera (nee Betesh) went to school locally at Withington Girls School and chose to fundraise for us in memory of her eldest daughter Jennifer. Vera specialises in baking Middle Eastern cakes and delicacies which she then sells and donates the proceeds to our charity. Vera, who is also a former patient, fundraises towards gastro intestinal research. Jennifer sadly passed away in November 2001 aged 55 after battling stomach cancer for four years. Her son Danny said; We are very proud of mum, she is most definitely an inspiration in the community and will help anyone. I can vouch for how tasty her cakes and delicacies are, but now I don t have much chance to taste them these days as they are all sold for charity. Vera is hoping to hit the 10,000 mark by next March when she will be celebrating her 95th birthday. The great-grandmother of four goes to watch Manchester City play and has been going for an incredible 80 years, regardless of the weather. In memory of Nicholas Natalie Hobin hosted a black tie dinner in memory of her husband Nicholas Hobin at the Bower Hotel in Oldham. Nicholas sadly died last year and Natalie has already raised over 9,000 towards malignant melanoma and kidney cancer research funds. Her fundraising events included sponsored walks, a children s fun day and a bucket collection at Manchester City Football Club. She is also raising money towards a leaf on our Tribute Tree of Hope in Nicholas name. Vera Cohen Community fundraising officer Jacky Plant and Natalie Hobin with signed Amir Khan boxing gloves 11

7 How you are helping to fund vital research... Sharon during skydive Left to right: Jo McCarthy, Sharon Fraser, Elaine Birchall and Caroline Shaw on the roof of our patient treatment centre during construction Partner and head of regions audit at Deloitte Sharon Fraser, along with Caroline Shaw, managing director of PZ Cussons UK Elaine Birchall and the head of finance at Sabre Europe Jo McCarthy, completed a skydive and raised more than 100,000 towards the research laboratory in our clinical trials unit. Proudly visiting the new unit on a snowy December day, Sharon looks back on how her idea of the fearless foursome skydive originated and her sense of achievement at seeing the laboratory and centre now up and running. Sharon said; I was thinking of all the things I wanted to do before I was 50 and a skydive was one of them. I thought if I was going to do it, I wanted to do it for charity it d be a massive opportunity to raise so much money for a good cause. 12 Left to right: Sharon Fraser, Elaine Birchall, Caroline Shaw and Jo McCarthy before skydive Skydiver Sharon A 12,000 foot drop, 45 seconds of freefall and speeds of up to 120mph but it was all worth it for leading business woman Sharon Fraser. Caroline is one of my best friends and a fantastic person for all she s done for The Christie. I wanted to do something for her and for The Christie. I thought if I could get Caroline and other senior businesswomen to join me, we could raise a lot of money. Especially as it was four women, there seemed something more exciting and daring about it. In fact many of our colleagues were saying they d rather pay us NOT to do it! But I was determined to do it. We ve all been touched by and know someone who s had cancer. So it was the right thing to do. You hear positive stories too, people who have beaten cancer with the help of The Christie and that makes everything so worthwhile. I feel the more that can be done to identify the cause of cancer or to treat and diagnose it earlier, the better. The work that The Christie is doing to beat cancer is just amazing and it s a privilege to support that. The skydive took place on a spectacular day in May in Cumbria. And to celebrate the successful landing and thank everyone who supported them, the foursome held a Sex and the City-style reception at Harvey Nichols in Manchester, followed by a special screening of the long-awaited sequel. Sharon added; The skydive was absolutely exhilarating, you can t explain it. It was a beautiful day and when the parachute opened, gliding over the Lake District was a feeling like no other. I was just really excited but it was a real sense of achievement when we all got down to the bottom. I was relieved though when everyone landed safely without breaking anything, since it was my idea. Our new patient treatment centre opened to patients on November 22nd. We had already been running one of the largest clinical trial units in Europe, but this new unit will double the number of patients we can put on trials to 2,400 a year. Clinical trials are research studies where patients help researchers and doctors find better ways to treat cancer. We will have 200 trials going on at any one time in this centre and we will see around 100 clinical trial patients a week. Through offering more patients access to the latest cancer developments we will be further improve patient outcomes here and across the globe. Elaine Birchall and Jo McCarthy next to the plaque by the research laboratory The skydive was supporting the clinical trials research laboratory in this centre. The laboratory will process around 11,000 blood and tissue samples every year to edict how patients will respond to certain drugs. The future of cancer treatment is all about personalised medicine and the leading in Europe on this. It s about the treatment given to the patient being based on the patient s genetic make-up, not just their type and stage of cancer. Sharon is the partner in charge of Deloitte s regional audit practice, having responsibility for their audit businesses in the 17 offices outside London. She joined Deloitte in 1986, became a partner in 1998 and sits on the UK Executive and Global Board of Deloitte. Sharon Fraser next to the plaque by the research laboratory She heads up their consumer business team in the North West and has been the lead audit partner for a number of their large listed and private clients, specialising in retail and consumer related businesses and also engineering, travel and media. After visiting the laboratory, Sharon said; It is fantastic to see where the money has been spent. It looks so smart and professional and it s great to know just how many people will benefit. And as if a skydive wasn t enough, Sharon is currently thinking of bigger and better ways to fundraise for our charity. She added; I want to come up with something really special, but my suggestion of bungee jumping out of a helicopter into the Grand Canyon hasn t gone down too well! Well Sharon, we ll watch this space Sharon Fraser 13

8 Tribute Funds Legacies left to our charity Widower John Edward Morris, better known to family and friends as Ted, left 50,000 in his will to our charity. A rainbow for Alison The family of Alison Cooney, from Alkrington, who died aged just 28 from bowel cancer, have set up a tribute fund in her memory. Mum Ann, dad Danny and sisters Lauren, 27, and Katie, 30, are determined to keep Alison s memory alive by raising money for our charity after she was treated at The Christie. They have set up a fund called Alison s Rainbow and have already raised over 10, Ann said; We all miss Alison massively and not a minute goes by that we don t think about her. We can t believe she was taken from us so soon, when she had so much to live for. She was gorgeous and so much fun. The care that was shown to Alison and our whole family was exceptional and we want to repay that by doing all we can. So far we ve raised money for eight special reclining armchairs on ward 11 where Alison spent her last few weeks. Comedian backs first ever Make a Will Week Multi award-winning comedian, actor and writer Dave Spikey backed our charity s first ever Make a Will Week which ran from the 20th to 24th September The new appeal highlighted the importance of making or updating a will to safeguard and provide for loved ones. Solicitors from all over the North West supported the week by offering a standard will writing and updating service for free in return for a donation. Dave, from Bolton, and whose brother was treated at The Christie, said; I know just how vital it is to ensure things are in place and having a will can make a very difficult time a little easier. Over 110 of our supporters took advantage of the scheme, protecting their loved ones by making or updating their will and at the same time supporting our charity with a donation. Legacy officer John Bremend said; The week also highlighted how legacy gifts, no matter what size, left to our charity are becoming more and more vital to help pay for patient services, research and building developments. Legacies left to our charity account for over a third of our charitable income each year. Left to right: sister Kate, mum Ann, community fundraising officer Jacky Plant, sister Lauren and dad Danny visit ward 11 to see the new reclining armchairs Ann added; Once we have raised over 15,000 Alison s name will be placed on the Tree of Hope. She ll always be with us in our hearts and memories anyway, but having her name on the tree will give us somewhere to go and remember her life. Dave Spikey when he visited The Christie Legacy officer John Bremend with Ted s sister and brother-in-law Lily and Les Hunter A leaf on the Tree of Hope for Jacky The Friends of Jacky Franks fundraising group have hit their target of 15,000 towards a leaf on our Tribute Tree of Hope in Jacky s name. The group raise money for Professor Gordon Jayson s ovarian cancer fund in memory of mum-of-two Jacky who passed away in July 2009, aged 44. Widower Kenneth Robishaw, 87, a retired businessman from Oldham, left a legacy of almost 100,000 to our charity following his death in February Prof Gordon Jayson, Caroline Franks and Andrea Gaspar at our Tree of Hope Caroline Franks, Jacky s sister in law, said; We are delighted to hit the target and will absolutely carry on fundraising. Events planned for next year include a ladies evening and auction and another fashion show following their successful Summer Fashion Frenzy. He was married to wife Joan for more than 40 years who sadly died of cancer in Friend and neighbour, John Askew, said; Ken was a private man with a kind and generous heart. Ted Morris Ted, from Middleton, died last year after a battle with lung cancer. He worked as deputy northern publisher at the Manchester Guardian for 29 years. Ted s sister Lily Hunter, 79, said; My brother was a very caring and inspiring man who touched many people s lives. He was hardworking, generous and had a heart of gold. I m proud that this generosity will help so many people in the future. He left money to several charities that impacted on his life in various ways. The Christie because they gave him such fantastic treatment and their commitment to world leading research. 15

9 Community news Sadie s Pot of Gold The family of Sadie Kearns-Banks Musgrove visited recently as a leaf has now been placed on our Tree Of Hope in memory of Sadie who sadly died of leukaemia in One Man s Dream The man was Peter Kelly, the dream was to perform at one of the country s most prestigious concert venues, the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Peter sadly passed away and his brother Terence Kelly fulfilled Peter s dream. Together Terence, the Black Dyke Band, Rossendale s Male Voice Choir and Ladies Choir raised 30,000 for our new radiotherapy centre in Oldham. Terence Kelly, community fundraising officer Jacky Plant and Charity chairman Lord Keith Bradley Left to right: Sadie s dad Clive Banks, mum Judith Banks and husband Matthew Musgrove Committed fundraisers Huge thanks, once again, to the Stand Unitarian Chapel senior ladies group in Whitefield who raised 3,207 this year. The group has been raising funds for us for almost 60 years and has raised over 42,000 to date. Susan Mitchell said: The Christie is a wonderful place and we all have family, friends and neighbours who have been treated there, so that s why we remain so committed. Autumn Ball Community fundraising officer Jacky Plant, Amanda Baxendale, her mum Rita and consultant Dr Ernest Allan who treated Colin Prentice In memory of Daniel Many thanks to John and Joyce Shacklock, from High Peak, who have handed over a further donation of 10,000 to our charity. Their son Daniel, who was treated here, sadly died in 1995 after battling leukaemia. Over the past 15 years the couple, along with family members and friends, have raised 186,000. Sister s head shave Sisters Vicky Hughes and Helen Ramsden raised 4,400 from a coffee morning in September. Vicky also had her head shaved in support of her sister Helen who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Helen Ramsden and Vicky Hughes For the fourth year running Amanda and Ian Baxendale from Wigan hosted an autumn ball in memory of Amanda s father. Guests were treated to reception drinks, goodie bags, a three course meal, entertainment by local singer Jimmy Lavin and a disco. Amanda s father Colin Prentice died in 1997 after a battle with throat cancer aged 57. His family have since raised over 11,000 to say thank you for the care he received. Amanda said; Not a day goes by that my mum Rita, my brothers, sisters and I don t think about our dad. We still miss him tremendously and fundraising is a way of channelling that into something positive. Ian added; We want to have Colin s name placed on the Tree of Hope. We ll be able to do that once we ve raised over 15,000. Having Colin s name on the tree will give us somewhere to go and remember his life. Joyce and John Shacklock 16 17

10 Community news Amir Khan backed Christie s Week Collectors at Manchester United s ground Old Trafford Christie bear in Manchester city centre OCT 09 - OCT 16 Dancers from the Sandham Fitchett Performing Arts School Christie s Week 2010 our charity s annual fundraising week saw hundreds of fundraising events take place across the North West including a balloon race, cake sales, crib knockouts, sponsored walks and karaoke nights. A huge thank you to everyone who organised an event or took part in the week. Boxer Amir Khan, actress Angela Griffin and comedian Dave Spikey again pledged their support for the week, now in its second year. The week ended with mass street collections in 25 towns across the North West and at Manchester United s ground. Among the many fundraisers was Heather Fitchett, 70, a dance teacher from Fulwood in Preston, who organised a pyjama party for her pupils to raise money. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989 and underwent radiotherapy. 21 years on she is now in remission. She said; I ve had a wonderful career which is obviously now still continuing thanks to the care I received at The Christie they saved my life. It was just fabulous in every way they couldn t do enough for me. The Sweet Tooth Cupcakery in Manchester created a special cupcake for Christie s Week and Key 103 breakfast presenter Chelsea Norris visited to help out at a special cake sale. Lynn Lewis, 49, organised a karaoke and crib night at Stockport s Railway Club for Christie s Week in memory of her mum Maureen Kelly who died in 2008 after a battle with leukaemia. Lynn said; During the time mum received treatment, The Christie became a second home to me and my family. The staff couldn t do enough. Key 103 breakfast presenter Chelsea Norris Lynn Lewis and Maureen Kelly Collectors in fancy dress Collectors with Manchester Show Choir in Manchester city centre So far over 50,000 has been raised from Christie s Week If you still have Christie s Week money to bank please send it to The Christie charity, The Christie, Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 4BX or call Collectors at Manchester United s ground Old Trafford 18 19

11 Community news Lia Wilkinson, of Poulton-le-Flyde, shaved her hair in support of a friend having chemotherapy. She also organised a charity night and has raised more than 3,500 to date. Lia said; I did this to show my compassion and love for the people and their families affected by cancer. A massive thank you to Andy and Jacqui Crawford who organised the sell-out comedy night Rick Hall and friends, at The Comedy Store in Manchester. Andy and Jacqui founded the Maxine Wright Appeal for Hope (MWAH) in memory of their niece, Maxine, who passed away in May Maxine who battled malignant melanoma 20 Lia Wilkinson (centre) with friend Andrea Woods and community fundraising officer Howard Newhall MWAH s helps appeal go from strength to strength was treated by Dr Paul Lorigan and senior nurse Angela Hayes in our critical care unit. Maxine s colleagues from the Russell Carney Hair Salon where she worked are also getting behind MWAH s fundraising efforts. The money is being split between Dr Lorigan s research fund and the critical care unit. MWAH have raised over 8,000 so far. Face-painting fun The Blue Planet Aquarium based in Ellesmere Port donated 437 following a face painting activity within the aquarium for their visitors. Their mascot, Charlie the Clownfish presented the cheque to our charity s mascot Christie bear. Charlie the Clownfish with Christie bear A day out Andy and Jacqui Crawford with Dr Paul Lorigan and senior nurse Angela Hayes A big thank you to patient Anita Salt who organised a summer hog roast in Little Budworth, Tarporley. Anita, who is currently being treated, raised 1,560 at the event which also featured an auction with prizes including a meal for four at the Malmaison hotel in Manchester and a mini-break at Nunsmere Hall in Cheshire. Prestwich Ladies Bowling Team Bowling for Rob Thanks to the Prestwich Ladies Bowling Team who raised 2,465 for the Robert Broude Appeal. They presented the cheque to Robert s mum and dad, Helena and Pete during their end of season awards evening. The Robert Broude Appeal was set up by Children s Aid and YOU Care in memory of Robert who died in 2004 aged 19. All the money raised will be used to support Rob s Day Unit, named after Robert, at our teenage cancer unit. Having a ball A massive thanks to Julie and Bernard Farrell who organised a charity ball at Barton Grange Hotel in Preston to raise money for our teenage cancer unit. Their good friends Carol and Ian Hallam s son Josh, 18, is currently a patient there. 3,000 was raised through an auction, raffle and ticket sales which will be split between our charity and the Samaritans. Dad Ian Hallam, staff nurse Emma Whitley, Josh Hallam, community fundraising officer Howard Newhall and mum Carol Hallam Supporters go the full Monty Huge thanks to Martin Hilton and the Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company who put on a production of The Full Monty and also produced a cheeky calendar in aid of our charity. Community fundraising officer Ste Anderson (pictured) went along to meet some of the cast at the opening of their latest production Little Shop of Horrors and received a cheque for 274. Members of the Tender Loving Care ladies committee held an antique antics event in Prestwich. BBC TV s Adam Partridge, the antiques auctioneer and valuer was the special guest. to Irene Members of TLC with Adam Partridge Masquerade school of performing arts with Irene Edwards (at back) and compere Mel Blake Longstanding supporter Irene Edwards had another packed year of fundraising events including a country and western evening, hot pot supper, cabaret night and Caribbean evening. The highlight was her annual show at the Lyceum theatre in Crewe, headlined by Acker Bilk and his jazz band. Performances were also given by the Masquerade school of performing arts, Irish dancer Nichola Hodgkiss and singer Nicci Hicks. 21

12 Community news Stars compete in golfing classic Dwight Yorke, Blake Norton and Andy Cole ello, ello, ello Christie patient, Sam Vickerman, has raised more than 10,000 for our charity this year and continues to support us. She organised a fancy dress bucket collection and charity night at Manchester City Football Club where revellers partied the night away, dressed as policemen and women, firefighters and even a Baywatch-style lifeguard. Stars from the sporting and television world gathered for the second Norton Barrie Classic golf tournament in memory of Barrie Norton, founder and owner of the designer menswear store Norton Barrie, who died aged 61 after a battle with cancer. Former Manchester United players Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke and Frank Stapleton and Coronation Street actors Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone, were part of the teams who battled it out on the greens at Northenden Golf Club. Son Blake said; It was a superb day and a real team effort, so a huge thank you to everyone who helped me organise the second Norton Barrie Classic golf day. Thank you to everyone who took part and turned out in memory of my dad. Most importantly we raised more than 5,000 so we are delighted. On the day there were 180 players who also included ex- Hull City manager Phil Brown, former Manchester City manager Brian Haughton and former Newcastle and Everton star Steve Watson. Sky Sports interviewed players live through out the day. Game for a laugh A sell-out Comedy for Christies event took place at The Lowry in aid of our charity featuring comedians Martin Pemberton, Sarah J Millican, Justin Moorhouse, Phil Buckley and Gary Morrisroe (pictured). A big thanks to everyone who took part. The night, now in its second year, raised 4,357. Sponsored Huge thanks to Educare for Early Years nursery in Rawtenstall who raised 1,350 for our charity. Staff and children at the nursery have organised fundraising events for the last three years in memory of former colleague Lisa Kerr who sadly died in This year they were also fundraising in memory of Yavuz Sengul, a pupil s father who passed away this year. Educare held a week of sponsored Thank you Three Rivers Jacky Plant & Carl Sharpe receive cheque Local artist Tracey Walshaw has made a donation of a different kind to our new radiotherapy centre in Oldham. She created the artwork, The Spirit of the Survivor, for a recent exhibition in Oldham, but says it was people s reactions to the piece that prompted her to donate it. Tracey said; Within this mosaic I honour, remember r and try to Lead radiographer Julie Davies, community fundraising officer Jacky Plant and artist Tracey Walshaw bouncing with the children dressed as their favourite fairy tale characters. Vicky Greenwood, deputy manager at the nursery, said; We always arrange the charity events around the time of, what would have been, Lisa s birthday. We want to remember her and thank The Christie for the superb work everyone there did for her. The children are young but they got into the spirit of it. All the staff and parents are very proud of them. Spooky goings-on at the Three Rivers Woodland Park in Clitheroe means their latest donation to our teenage cancer unit tops 6,000. The money was raised from residents and visitors to the caravan park through raffles, auctions and charity nights. Community fundraising officer Jacky Plant and Carl Sharpe collected the cheque at a special Halloween party. of the Survivor represent the courage, resilience and struggle of women who have and are battling with breast cancer. Being from Oldham, it felt fitting that The Spirit of the Survivor would find a home there. In handing over this piece I was privileged to get a look around the new building, which I found to be full of light and hope. Gemma Nuttall and Vicky Greenwood from Educare holding cheque with community fundraising officer Jacky Plant and children Hole in one for Romiley golfers Lady golfers at Romiley Golf Club really are above par when it comes to raising money for our charity. Lady captain for the past 12 months, Marjorie Healey, chose to support our charity, and raised 4,700 from a golf day and other fundraising activities. Their donation is going to our teenage cancer unit. Community fundraising officer Toni Kennedy receives the cheque from lady captain Marjorie Healey and men s captain at their annual supper 22 23

13 Community news Splashing time Many thanks to our supporters at the Spread Eagle pub in Northenden who raised a splashing 3,109 for our charity. Teams took part in a sponsored mile-race down the river in dinghies. Deborah Prince, from Harwood, who raised 250 from a plant stall Gillian Bishop, from Rochdale, for raising 1,333 from a spring ball at Clough Manor in memory of her mother Jean Armitage Leigh Ladies Darts and Dominoes Town League for their donation of 700 The Inner Wheel Club of Crompton and Royton for donating 500 to our radiotherapy centre in Oldham and a further donation of 1,000 Kurt Lingard of Paige s Café in Bolton who hosted a burger challenge and raised 736 Sadie s Pot of Gold who raised 550 from a quiz night at St Mary s Church Hall near Clitheroe Propps Hall Primary School in Failsworth who raised 500 from a sponsored pancake toss Parrenthorn High School in Prestwich for their donation of 549 St. Patrick s Primary School in Wigan for their donation of 500 Members of Keighley Golf Club who donated 455 A huge thank you to... Jan O Brien from Horwich who celebrated her son Daniel s christening and donated 50 Atherton Rotary Club who donated 300 The Blackwrappers Golf Society at Walmersley golf club who donated 1,500 to our teenage cancer unit Natalie Hobin who held a sponsored children s walk and fun day raising 3,121 for the Nicholas Hobin Hope Tribute Fund The Dr Joe Jaffe Support Charity for their donation of 20,000 Mrs Patricia Leigh from Ashton-under- Lyne for her hand made cards Stephen Sellers, from Horwich, who asked for donations in lieu of gifts for his 50th birthday raising 500 Janette Maloney, from Crumpsall, who raised 1,700 from a house party in memory of her brother Kevin Joseph Mitchell Anne Westhead, friends and family who raised over 2,000 from a fun day and charity night Mark Griffin who raised 1,700 from a soft ball tournament Altrincham and Sale Fundraisers who raised 840 from their Stompin at The Stamford event, over 2,000 from a race night and 15,000 from their annual sponsored Morecambe Bay walk. They also raised more than 1,000 from carol singing in Hale Susan Mannion and residents from Riverside House, Uppermill, who presented Terry Dean from the Oldham Fundraising Group with 1,181 from their summer fair Lauren Rutter who held a charity night at the Blue Club in Chadderton and raised 1,574 for ward 12 Altrincham Young Farmers who donated 400 to the Peter Worsley Fund Ian and Gwen Jamieson from Bury who asked for donations in lieu of gifts on their Ruby Wedding Anniversary and raised 501 The Rising Sun pub in Blackburn who raised 830 from a quiz night and raffle in memory of Simon Brown The Wigan Calendar Girls for raising 10,500 from their launch night June Mitchell and everybody at Tintwistle Conservative Club who raised over 400 at their 70 s fancy dress charity night The BCSC Northern Region Golf Society, led by Rory Fleming, who held a series of golf days raising 625 to say thank you for treating a member s wife Glossop & District Golf Club who, led by Christie patient Alan Knight, raised 800 for our new patient treatment centre Clare Downing who raised 450 at her garden party where she had a cupcake and Pimms stalls Vicky Board who raised 700 at her pudding party The sixth form at the Joseph Rowntree School in York who donated 309 in memory of a pupil s mother, Jennifer Guest Jade McNally and all the children who took part in the sponsored abseil at Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust Centre raising 1,921 for Professor Hawkin s research fund in memory of Jimmy Durkin Cheadle Hulme School who raised 600 through their charity hike Students at the University of Derby who organised a fundraising day and raised 531 Mike Carney who once again held his annual Rock n Roll night in Northwich and raised 2,305 Denise Morris and her friend Geraldine Croft who completed the Coast to Coast bike ride from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in 3 days and raised 300 which will be split between our charity and Diabetes UK Long-standing Christie fundraisers Many thanks to Jane and Darrell Butterworth who recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and raised over 800 for our charity by asking friends and family for donations instead of gifts. Jane, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer 12 years ago and has since had tumours in her liver, lung and brain said; It was an easy way to raise money and people said they appreciated not having to spend time worrying about what to buy us. Following a service to renew their wedding vows and a party with family and friends the couple did treat themselves to a trip to Venice to mark the occasion. Mo and Bob Cooper who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding with a party for family and friends at Sale Masonic Hall. They requested donations to Professor Radford s lymphoma research fund instead of gifts and received over 1,200 Tara Chadwick, 10, who donated her 100 prize after winning a writing competition about the care and support her great-granddad received while he was treated for skin cancer Sean Fisher from Scunthorpe, who held a pool, darts and race night at The Riley s snooker hall in August and raised nearly 800 in tribute to his late brother Craig Holly Smith and Sharron Bowers who organised the New Mills Pet show and crowned winners such as the best breed, best rabbit and best teddy for those who didn t have a pet The Grange Junior School in Northwich who raised 129 through their charity netball match Salford schools, under the guidance of Susan Woods, have added to our Superstar Appeal for our new radiotherapy centre by holding a tea dance at Buile Hill Park. Several primary schools waltzed, jived and foxtrotted their way to raise 107, before enjoying a feast of sandwiches and cakes Yvonne Martin who raised 1,663 at her annual Rock Stock event in Stockport Pupils at Lymm High School who took part in their annual sponsored walk and raised 2,119 The Ring O Bells pub in Marple who raised 420 through their All star brass concert Christine and Barry Thompson who hosted a spectacular ladies lunch event at their apartment on the 45th floor of the Hilton tower and raised over 3,000 Alison Foster who raised 2,050 from a Moonlight Ball in Bury to say thank you for the treatment her son received A huge thank you goes to Dana and Chris Rogers from Eccles who decided to raise money for our charity in lieu of wedding presents. They donated 2,300 which is going to our teenage cancer unit and training aids for chemotherapy nurses in our new patient treatment centre. Mike Adams from Nantwich who donated 80 from his grass cutting activity Lisa Kelly who raised 5,820 from a fundraising ball at The Hilton, Deansgate Eileen Toong and her team of volunteers who donated another 1,012 from her local farmers market Janet Collinge who raised 250 at a bowling tournament in memory of her son, Steven Marston s darts league who raised 620 through their darts competition Didsbury Art Festival who donated 650 from collections at their exhibitions Jackie and Neil Barrow from Diggle who took part in the Saddleworth Beer Walk and raised 408 Alyson Blud who raised a fabulous 2,700 from a ladies day at the Riverside, Whitworth Civic Hall, Rochdale Bev Needham who held a pop up restaurant in her home and raised 540 Val Fisher for 753 to the Sarah Percy Hope Tribute Fund 24 25

14 Community news EVENTS coming up Check out all the fundraising events taking place in your community organised by Christie charity supporters. DECEMBER 31st: New Year s Eve party, Urmston Masonic Hall. Lorna Sales JANUARY 20th 22nd: A Grand Night for Singing, The Carver Theatre, Chadwick Street, Marple. Marple Moments st 23rd: Luxury Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Mere Golf & County Club, Near Knutsford. Ingrid Nilson th: Sadie s Pot of Gold Charity evening, St Mark s Conservative Club, Witton, Blackburn. Judith Banks th: Fundraising Night, Winston Club, Wythenshawe. Gaynor Moore th: Fundraising night, Lifestyle Centre, Winsford. Heidi Morter FEBRUARY 5th: Gala Dinner, The Norton Grange Hotel, Castleton. Alison s Rainbow. Ann Cooney th: Irish night, Leigh Miners Welfare, Leigh. Michael Evans th: Table top sale, Alsager. The Alsager Friends of The Christie. Dilys Birchenough th: Valentine s Ball, Manchester Show Choir MARCH 12th: Coffee Morning 10am 12pm, St Mary s Church Hall, Davyhulme. Women s Trust Fund Trafford th: Fundraising night and auction, The Swan Inn, Kettleshulme. Phil Watson rd: Charity night, Ellesmere Recreation Club, Bolton. Albert Barlow th: One Big Ball, Golf Day & Dinner, The Marriott, Worsley. Stephen Anderson th: Fundraising Night, The Lowry, Salford. Simran Gill To advertise your event here call us on Caroline s column As 2010 draws to a close we will undoubtedly look back on the last 12 months as a year that will go down in Christie history. And we couldn t have done it without you our dedicated fundraisers. In November we opened our 35 million patient treatment centre to patients. It s home to the largest early clinical trials unit in the world and the biggest chemotherapy facility in the UK credentials that needless to say we re extremely proud of. I was delighted to see so many of you at our special fundraisers evening at the centre. The night was an incredibly uplifting occasion and I know many of you would have felt an enormous sense of pride and emotion as you were shown around the building that you have worked so tirelessly to fundraise for. I want to thank each and every one of you. On the night, the Manchester Show Choir provided wonderful entertainment. I am always humbled by the lengths our passionate supporters go to raise money for our charity. Our second ever Christie s Week in October was no exception which saw hundreds of events taking place across the North West. As we look forward, 2011 is also set to be an exciting year for us as we open our second radiotherapy centre in Salford, bringing even more world-class treatment closer to people s homes. It doesn t seem a moment ago since a record-breaking 4,000 runners were pounding the streets of Manchester in aid of our charity but the launch for the 2011 Great Manchester Run also took place in November. I am delighted that we will be one of the chosen charities for the second year running. A big thanks to Peter Hook and Gemma Atkinson who have once again signed up to run for us and of course, I ll be lacing up my trainers to try and beat last year s time. Read more about the 2011 Bupa Great Manchester Run and how to take part on page 38. So once again, a huge thank you to you for your continued support it really does make a massive difference to our cancer patients. Merry Christmas and a very happy new year. Chief executive, Caroline Shaw Catch up all my thoughts and views on our latest news and developments via my blog at And you can also now follow me Refurbished cancer info centre opens Our newly refurbished and relocated Cancer Information Centre officially opened in September the same month it celebrated its 10th anniversary. The centre is a vital resource for many patients and their families, which our charity funds. Around 20,000 people visit the drop-in information centre every year. In addition telephone and enquiries are received from across the UK and beyond. The refurbished centre officially opens. Left to right, holding the ribbon: Margaret Calvert information centre manager, Carl Sharpe Christie governor, fundraiser and former patient and Caroline Shaw 27

15 Corporate news Left to right: Fiona McGhie, David Patterson and Lauren Tully of the Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group with Superintendent Serena Kennedy (at front) A fair cop Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson and Superintendent Serena Kennedy volunteered to help our charity by going on trial at Greater Manchester Police Museum. They were joined by Phil Geller, managing director of I&G Cohen, which works with our charity on a clothes recycling scheme and by Natasha Miotk of CNA Europe in our second Get out of Gaol event. All four spent time in the museum s gloomy Victorian police cells on charges ranging from using their spectacles as a prop during meetings to being prejudiced against North West tea-bags. The event was supported by Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group. David Patterson of Hammonds took on the role of judge, whilst Lauren Tulley of Pannone and Fiona McGhie of Irwin Mitchell LLP took turns representing and prosecuting the defendants. Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said: Sadly cancer will affect one in three of us directly during our lives and all of us at least indirectly. The Manchester Metropolitan Division has been working throughout the year to raise money for the Christie charity to fight this horrible disease. Through a whole host of means we are now close to 10,000 and hope to raise 15,000 before April Caroline Shaw, Soreen managing director Paul Tripp, brand manager Katherine Collins and Lord Keith Bradley Cyclists set a new world record for the most amount of electricity generated on bikes within 24 hours. Organised by the original fruit malt loaf company Soreen and kicked off by former Olympian Iwan Thomas, the event at Manchester Velodrome clocked up 72,000 watts. Cyclists set new world record Soreen cyclists Representatives from Greater Manchester Police and businesses around the city took part, as well as local cycling clubs. Soreen donated 10,000 to our charity. Managing director of Soreen, Paul Tripp, said; The level of support was fantastic and a massive thank you goes out to all of those involved. New partnership with the Institute of Manchester Insurers In September a group of committee members and their friends from The Institute of Manchester Insurers marked their new partnership with our charity by taking part in our Walk of Hope at Tatton Park. The Institute, which has more than 1,300 members, held collections at its annual award ceremony and dinner. Institute of Manchester Insurers Norrie Erwin, president of the Institute, said; The funds from the dinner have taken the total to more than 7,000 in just three months and we have lots more good ideas for next year. MEN Arena s real big 15th birthday bash This summer our charity was chosen as one of main beneficiaries of a concert to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the MEN Arena. Young patients from our teenage cancer unit were given front row seats at the gig which featured stars including Amy MacDonald, Scouting for Girls, Alesha Dixon and Beverley Knight. The show, which took place in front of 10,000 fans, raised more than 5,000 for our charity. During the interval the audience watched a short film about our work on the big screen. Corporate partnerships officer, Emma Kennedy, said; We are really grateful to the arena and their co-hosts, Real Radio, for choosing us as one of the charities to benefit. Amy MacDonald Thomson Airways Thomson Airways customers and staff have raised over 50,000 for our charity since Employees nominated us to benefit from onboard foreign currency collections on all Thompson return flights to Manchester, as well as their staff fundraising activities. Corporate partnerships officer, Emma Kennedy, said; We are so pleased that Thomson Airways customers continue to give so generously onboard their return flights. Their support is extremely important to us and we are grateful that in the current climate travellers continue to donate so generously. Charity co-ordinator at Thomson Airways Suzanne Locke said; Thomson passengers care about their community. As charity co-ordinator I try to give passengers an insight into the amount of fundraising needed to support this charity. Watching passengers dig deep and give so generously makes me feel proud and it gives me the motivation I need to keep raising funds. Suzanne Locke, Yvette Inman and Emma Kennedy outside our new patient treatment centre 28 29

16 Corporate news Elise Roberts Elise for Life Barclays staff across the country are currently fundraising in honour of a special colleague Elise Roberts. Elise sadly passed away in October 2010 after being treated for skin cancer. Before she died, she set up her own appeal Elise for Life which is aiming to raise 1 million. Elise s husband Mark said; Elise s illness was rare in its presentation of the disease, and caught us completely unaware. Elise battled courageously for 9 months with this dreadful illness and her legacy is this appeal, set up by her, in her name, for the treatment, care and support of others. Elise was an amazing woman. She touched everyone she met, worked hard and lived a beautiful life, longer than some but shorter than most. I was the luckiest man alive she married me, and I got to be with her 24/7. Staff at Barclays are getting behind Elise for Life in a very big way. Over 120 individuals have signed up to take part in a Great Wall of China Trek, as well as other activities including skydiving, organising cake sales and recycling unwanted clothes. Charity co-ordinator at Barclays, Sarah Brady, said; Cancer is something you think always happens to somebody else, but when it happens to someone you are close to it s like a bolt of lightning, it hits you straight in the heart. Raising funds for The Christie is extremely close to our hearts. Elise was our boss as well as our much loved friend and we really want help to fulfil her legacy. Corporate partnerships officer Emma Kennedy said; The staff at Barclays have been so very supportive of their much loved colleague Elise and we have been very impressed with their commitment to raise funds for these very important projects. We can not thank them enough for their support and look forward to working with them on the Elise For Life appeal. Visit to find out more about the appeal and how you can get involved. Angela Swinden and Mags Coll Sporting events Joanne Hewson and her mum Gaynor Donougher Joanne Fellowes, Joanne Hewson and Michelle Fellowes Well done to all of the runners who took part in this year s Great North Run in September. Team Christie had over 120 dedicated runners this year who pounded the streets of Tyneside. Joanne Hewson ran the half marathon in support of her mum Gaynor. Gaynor was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and has undergone radiotherapy, chemotherapy and continues to be a patient. Rachel Page and Ellen Riley Bupa Great North Run Joanne said; Since her diagnosis mum has bravely endured years of treatment. Yet she is still smiling and there for us all and it goes without saying that she is an inspiration. Joanne ran one mile for each of the 13 years that her mum has been treated and has raised over 2,100. Walk of Hope Lord Keith Bradley presents award to Jonathan Seddon (left) and Stephen Seddon (right) In December our charity chairman, Lord Keith Bradley, presented a special award to the Seddon Group to acknowledge their two-year partnership with our charity. The presentation took place at the group s annual dinner. Lord Bradley thanked the group, which since 2009, has raised 330,000 through sponsorship of our charity s sporting events programme, corporate donations and staff fundraising. During this time Seddon employees have walked, ran, swam and cycled 7,500 miles in events including the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride, Great Manchester Run and London Marathons. Last summer 68 staff also completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. The Seddon Group has been raising money for Magic Bullet research at The Christie. Magic Bullet is a pioneering cancer treatment which targets the to the Seddon Group cancer cells without affecting the body s healthy cells. As well as being highly effective in destroying cancer, the revolutionary treatment, which is called radioimmunotherapy or Magic Bullet is a quicker and easier treatment and could replace chemotherapy for some cancer patients. Seddon Group is a national constructionbased group of companies with offices across the country. Congratulations to the 360 Team Christie walkers who took part in the 2010 Walk of Hope in September. This year s walk was officially started by actresses Leah Hackett, Claire Cooper and Jennifer Metcalfe from Hollyoaks, along with Coronation Street s Graeme Hawley and Katy Cavanagh who launched the doves of peace. Amongst our walkers was Janet Gleave who lost both her brother Steven Toft and sister Lynda Franks within three months of each other. Janet said. It s been an extremely difficult year and we all miss Lynda and Steven immensely. Steven s cancer spread extremely quickly and he died before he could start treatment, but Lynda underwent treatment at The Christie and she was so well looked after. That s why I wanted to do the Walk of Hope as well as doing something in memory of Lynda and Steven, I want to raise money to say thank you. The walk sees friends and family gather in support of loved ones currently battling cancer, in celebration of those who have beaten the disease and in memory of those who have sadly lost the fight. Over 25,000 has been raised from this year s event so far. Graeme Hawley & Katy Cavanagh with medals Jennifer Metcalfe, Leah Hackett, Claire Cooper 30 31

17 Sporting events Glyn Tyler and Brendan Calloway Manchester 100 Over 700 cyclists joined Team Christie at this year s Manchester 100 Bike Ride in September. Cyclist s set off from Wythenshawe Park, through the glorious Cheshire countryside of Northwich, Middlewich and Delamere Forest before returning to the park. I complete this bike ride once a year as, for me, it is a very obvious way of saying thank you for the treatment I received and raising awareness ess of the wonderful work they do every day. The Seddon Group once again entered a team which included their director Stephen Seddon. Rachel and Sarah Lawless Stephen Dunn Chris Brookes with son Michael at last year s event Young patients with Manchester United first team squad at Carrington Cyclists Reception Over 100 people attended our annual Cyclists Reception in November, held in celebration of our dedicated cyclists. Over the past 12 months, over 3,200 cyclists have cycled the length and breadth of the country and further afield in support of our charity. They have raised over 450,000 and cycled the equivalent distance of the circumference of the earth ten times over. Cyclist Stephen Brundrett attended, who took part in a Coast to Coast bike ride this year in memory of his father who sadly lost his battle to cancer and his mother in law who passed away from Alzheimer s. He completed the ride on his father s bike. Our cyclists this year were joined by Paul Tripp, the managing director of Soreen who helped coordinate the Guinness World Record breaking event at the velodrome. MUFC giveaway A huge thank you to Manchester United who made a large donation of signed merchandise to our charity. Young patients Alice Clarkson and Nathan Broadbent, had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Manchester United s training ground to accept the donation, which included signed footballs, shirts and pennants. The items will be used to help raise valuable funds to support our young cancer patients at Tatton Triathlon For the first year our charity was selected as a nominated charity for The Tatton Park Triathlon. Amongst our many supporters taking part in this extremely challenging event was Adrian Yates and his team. Adrian decided to take part in support of his friend Jacqui who is currently receiving treatment. Jacqui was diagnosed fundraising events across the North West. If you are hosting an event for our charity and would like a signed item to raise funds for our teenage cancer unit visit We are delighted that our charity partnership with Manchester United has been extended for a further three years. It was announced at the start of this season. Adrian Yates and Team with breast cancer within a year of giving birth to her son Dylan. Adrian said; I know Jacqui has benefitted from the care provided at The Christie, in particular the therapy room. It is satisfying to know that the money donated by friends, family and colleagues really does make a difference to peoples lives. Among the cyclists was Chris Brookes who underwent chemotherapy for non- Hodgkins lymphoma between August 2005 and January Chris said; I ve been in remission for four and a half years now. The Christie treated me so well and so professionally, it is a remarkable organisation. Stephen Seddon 32 Soreen managing director Paul Tripp, Caroline Shaw, Stephen Brundrett and Lord Keith Bradley 33

18 Sporting events Night Rebecca Smalley of Neon Salford Quays glowed as our supporters dressed to dazzle at the Night of Neon 10km walk in October. Coronation Street stars Michelle Keegan and Julia Howarth added a glamorous glow to the night and had the tough task of judging our best dressed competition. Participants were also entertained with live music, dance and dare devil fire performers. Rebecca Smalley, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin s lymphoma when she was just 17, took part with her team the Queens of Neon. She underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy and now attends for annual check ups. Before the race she said; The more money I can raise, the more chance there is that people will have the same outcome as me. I will carry on fundraising for as long as possible. My team and I are doing this to thank The Christie for saving my life. I am also fundraising for all my friends, past and present, that I made during my stay there and the wonderful staff that made my disease bearable. Julia Howarth and Michelle Keegan with Christie bear The Christie Swim The 2010 British Gas Great North Swim was cancelled due to safety reasons, but that didn t stop Christie charity supporters completing their swimming challenge. In September, more than 30 determined swimmers swam one mile in open water at Salford Quays in The Christie Swim. Sporting events officer Emma Tilley said; We were thrilled to be able offer this alternative event to swimmers who had been training so hard and had put so much effort into fundraising for our charity. Huge thanks go to USwim for hosting this event for us and ensuring that all swimmers had a great time. the Ambleside Open Water Swim. Robert was diagnosed with leukaemia just before Christmas in 2001 and underwent a bone marrow transplant after discovering his brother Phillip was a match. Robert also received chemotherapy and radiotherapy and was back at work by March He said; I can t praise The Christie enough for how I was looked after I owe staff there my life. It s because of The Christie that I survived and got to become a dad to our beautiful little girl Florence. Robert Schofield Ambleside Open Water Swim Fundraisers enjoy the Night of Neon Other Christie swimmers took part in their own alternative challenges at open water venues across the UK including Robert Schofield who completed Gemma, the Steph and Kerrie Warburton British Gas Great Salford Swim Steve Parry Manchester United goalkeepers Edwin van der Sar, Ben Amos and Tomasz Kuszczak lend their support to the Night of Neon Laura & Justin Darbyshire Huge thanks to everyone who took part in the inaugural 2010 British Gas Great Salford Swim in September. With the water temperature dropping below 15 C on the day Team Christie swimmers braved the icy waters of the Manchester ship canal. Amongst the swimmers taking part for our charity this year was Olympic medallist and Christie patient Steve Parry. Steve said; As a young, healthy man finding out I had cancer was such a shock, but the treatment and care I received at The Christie was outstanding

19 Sporting events Sporting Thanks Over the last few months hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised for our charity in sponsorship through sporting events. A massive thank you to everyone who continues to raise money. Martyn Clarke Huge thanks to Martyn Clarke who completed the Saloman Rivington Trail Half Marathon and raised over 700 in memory of his mother, Patricia. Patricia was treated at The Christie but sadly lost her battle with cancer this year. John Dixon and team Well done to John Dixon and the team from Wallbank McGoff & Byrne Ltd who raised over 20,000 from this year s Manchester to Blackpool bike ride. Left to right: Dominic Kinsella, Tony Poole, Mike Batters, John Dixon, Bruno Quiligotti, Declan McGoff, James McGoff, George Tsiantar Arron doing his swim Ian Short & Team Jim Swainson and Gary Meadows Jim Swainson and Gary Meadows raised over 8,000 by tackling a 300 mile trek through the American Blue Ridge Mountains, to say thank you for the treatment Jim received. Front row: Sporting events officer Marco Giannini, Suzanne Tsiantar, Julie Dixon Simon Wholmsley and team Well done to Simon Wholmsley and his team who raised over 6,000 from the Lands End to John O Groats bike ride. Simon s motivation from taking part came from his mother who was treated at The Christie last year. Arron Gould A huge thank you to Arron Gould who completed a 15km swim at Manchester Grammar School pool in memory of his grandmother, Marlene. The swim took 14 year old Arron four and a half hours to complete and both his supporters and everyone at our charity are incredibly proud of him. Together with his family, he raised over 37,000 which has funded a treatment bay in our new patient treatment centre. 36 Arron Gould with family next to his plaque in the patient treatment centre Ian Short, Adrian Hughes and Peter Clucas (pictured above in blue Christie charity t-shirts) Congratulations to Ian Short, Adrian Hughes and Peter Clucas who took part in the Lands End to John O Groats bike ride earlier this year and collectively raised over 9,000. The ride was in memory of Ian s uncle Derek Herd, and in support of Adrian s father in law. Samantha Pritchard Congratulations to Samantha Pritchard for completing the Macclesfield Half Marathon in memory of her auntie Lesley. 22 year old Samantha said she is no gym-goer but thinking of Lesley from start to finish helped her to make it round the course. Dominic Howard and Dean Ashworth Well done to Dominic Howard and Dean Ashworth who completed the Prestwich Challenge. The 8 mile multi-terrain course saw them take on stream runs, mud, steep inclines, cargo nets and even more mud. Cancer has had a huge effect on their families and together they raised 1,500 in memory of the loved ones they have lost and those who are currently being treated at The Christie. Dominic Howard (left) and Dean Ashworth Three Peaks Challenge Well done to all of our trekkers who took part in this year s Christie charity-organised Three Peaks Challenge and raised over 17,

20 Sporting events coming up in 2011 Peter Hook, patient Chelsea Robb, Gemma Atkinson, Liam Richards, patient Steve Treweeks Rock and glamour style launch for Bupa Great Manchester Run 2011 Liam Richards and Gemma Atkinson at the finish of 2010 Great Manchester Run Music legend Peter Hook, actress Gemma Atkinson and Britain s Got Talent finalist Liam Richards have once again signed up to run next year s Bupa Great Manchester Run for our charity. Registration for the event, which takes place on Sunday 15th May 2011, officially opened in November and we are the official local charity for the second year running. Peter Hook said; The run is such a great occasion and even better because it s for a great cause that touches a lot of people. My aunt is undergoing treatment at the moment at The Christie and she s glowingly appreciative of the care and treatment she s receiving. Gemma Atkinson added; Being from Manchester, The Christie is extremely close to home so I m extremely proud to support it. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer so the more we can do to help find a cure, the better. Patients Chelsea Robb, 18 from Stockport and Steve Treweeks, 44 from Middlewich in Cheshire have also signed up to run in thanks for the care they have received. Chelsea has been battling cancer since 2008 and has undergone surgery and chemotherapy. Steve, a father of three is now in remission after being diagnosed with a very rare form of abdominal cancer. A record 4,000 people took part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run for our charity this year our first as the official local charity raising 500,000. To find out how you can join Team Christie in 2011 visit Manchester United Zip Slide Sunday 27th March 2011 A 190m zip slide from the west stand to the east stand of Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Virgin London Marathon Sunday 17th April 2011 If you have been successful in the public ballot and would like to run for The Christie charity, we would love to hear from you Bupa Great Manchester Run Sunday 15th May 2011 The Christie has once again been chosen as the official local charity for the 2011 Bupa Great Manchester Run. Join Team Christie at this fantastic 10K run Bupa Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run Saturday 14th May 2011 Calling all young, budding runners of the future Mini run (1.5km) 3 to 8 year olds Junior run (2.5km) 9 to 14 year olds British Gas Great Salford Swim Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June 2011 A one mile open water swim at Salford Quays British Gas Great North Swim Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2011 A one mile open water swim at Lake Windermere Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride Sunday 10th July 2011 Registration is now open for this fantastic bike ride Walk of Hope Saturday 3rd September 2011 A 10km walk through Tatton Park Want to support The Christie charity? If you are taking part in ANY sporting event across the country and would like to support The Christie charity then contact our events team now. Along with a fundraising pack and free Christie charity t-shirt you will also receive fantastic fundraising support from our events team. Manchester 100 Sunday 4th September 2011 Cycle 100 miles or 100km through Cheshire Tatton Triathlon Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2011 Scenic triathlon set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside Great North Run Sunday 18th September 2011 The public ballot opens on 8th January in the new year for this world famous half marathon at More Information For more information on any of these events contact the sporting events team on: Tel:

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