Along with with Phil Neville and others, we're taking part in the Wonderful Week to raise money for charity through our completely fee-free fundraising site, wonderful.org.
We're supporting The Christie Charity by running and walking a combined distance of 106 miles during the week - so we only need a fiver for every mile to beat our target of £500 ;-)
Carmen will walk 25 miles in London, Dan will run 10k in London, Elisa is running 20k in Cheshire, Gabi is walking 50 miles around Paris and I'll be taking part in the Great North Run in Newcastle on Sunday 10th September (which is Gabi's birthday too!).
We're really excited about the Wonderful Week and very happy to be raising money for such a worthy, local charity. It's fabulous that everybody in the family has agreed to take part and we all thank you so much for your sponsorship and words of encouragement.
Please share our fundraising page on social media using the hashtag #wonderfulweek.
The Christie Charitable Fund supports the development of cancer prevention, treatment, research and education through investment in staff, equipment, facilities and other support services at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. We provide enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds. Gifts from the public make a huge difference to the care and treatment that we are able to provide to our patients and their families. The Christie is the largest single-site cancer centre in Europe.
The charity only exists because of the fantastic support from all of our amazing fundraisers. We really value everything that our supporters do for us whether it's raising funds or giving up your time to volunteer for us. In return, we promise to ensure that we are spending your donations as cost effectively as possible to benefit as many of our patients as possible.
The charity provides continuous funding for a number of projects and services throughout the hospital including the Cancer Information Centre, Wig Service, Art Room and Complementary Therapies. We are also raising money for major developments including the Proton Beam Therapy centre and Integrated Procedures unit.
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Donations to date
Number of donations
|Gerard||Go Team James!||£100.00|
|Eleanor Daborn||Wooo! Go team James||£10.00|
|Ranfields||Good luck everyone!||£20.00|
|Quilligan family||Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy especially if the weather is cold and rainy and you are walking around Paris Gabi x||£20.00|
|Lylah||Such a lovely thing to do, good luck to all of you! X||£5.00|
|Az Irshad||Rock n roll familia||£10.00|
|Elliot||Hope training's going well!||£1.00|
|John Tyrrell||Having received such Wonderful support personally from The Christie, I have no hesitation in lending my support! Hope you all go well! John x||£50.00|
|Valerie Tyrrell||Very proud of my Wonderful family! Good luck to you all! The cause is close to our hearts - as are all of you!! Mum/Grandma/Val x||£50.00|
|Anonymous||Have fun. Good luck.||£20.00|
There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of #wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
~ Sean Penn