The Manchester office of Gateley has raised £3,650 for the Christie charity, part of the Christie NHS Foundation Trust and one of the largest hospital charities in the UK.
Every year, each of the firm’s regional offices nominates a local charity to benefits its fundraising efforts. Charity champion for the Christie Danielle Haston led fundraising efforts with a series of events held throughout the period.
In addition to dress-down days, bake sales and raffles, the Manchester office raised money via a number of one-off events. In July 2013, a Man v Pizza food-eating challenge was held, raising £200. Other initiatives included the Great Manchester Run and the Lake District Six Peaks Challenge.
The charity raises vital funds for the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Money raised by the firm will help fund a range of services including care and treatment, cancer research and extra support such as complementary therapies.
Gateley’s Leeds office also selected the Christie as its local charity, raising more than £300. Manchester staff have nominated Springhall Hospice, a provider of specialist palliative care for people with life-limiting illness, as local charity for the coming year.