Why we’re walking

The money raised through The Bridgewater Way Walk in aid of The Christie will support The Christie’s pioneering bloods closer to home service. The service, which is funded by The Christie charity and run by Christie staff, operates from 10 convenient locations across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

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As the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, The Christie treats more than 44,000 patients across the North West each year. The bloods closer to home service, allows patients to book their own appointments online at a time that suits them, in a location that is convenient for them. Taking a blood sample is vital for patients to check how their organs are functioning and protein levels, which can also act as markers to see how the patient is responding to treatment. The blood sampling process takes less than a couple of minutes, however some patients have had to do a two-hour roundtrip to get to The Christie’s Withington site. The bloods closer to home service drastically cuts down travel times which can be draining for patients needing frequent testing on top of undergoing treatment.


Corporate Enquiries

For corporate queries, please email: events@christies.org


For fundraising and ticket queries, please email: events@christies.org

General Enquiries

For general queries, please email: events@christies.org

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