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Join Altrincham Vs Cancer, helping to raise £50K for the Christie Hospital
Altrincham Vs Cancer

Altrincham VS Cancer, the annual fundraiser for The Christie is on target to hit their £50,000 target this year.

The Christie Hospital is one of the largest cancer treatment centres of its type in Europe.

Altrincham Vs Cancer

Now in its 11th year, the event has been recognised previously for being one of the most successful fundraisers by JustGiving.

After raising over £12,000 for The Christie in 2023 the target for 2024 is £15,000.

Alex McCann from Altrincham HQ

Alex McCann, owner of Altrincham HQ, set up the event in 2014.

“I set up Altrincham VS Cancer in 2014 because my best friend lost both his parents to cancer.

They’d been treated by The Christie at the hardest time of life and I wanted to give back to the Charity.

When something like that happens you start to realise everyone has a cancer story and wants to get behind what you do.

Everyone takes part in memory of people who they’ve lost and immense gratitude for those that are still with us.”

How Altrincham Vs Cancer has grown

Over the years the event has expanded to include the whole town

“Initially the event was a 5k charity run on the treadmills of Pure Gym Altrincham, Alex continued.

“And that’s still the big event that the majority of businesses involved get behind.

“But 11 years on it’s turned into a month’s worth of fitness challenges covering business owners running every day, half marathons, four-day cycling challenges, networking and group runs.”

This year they have Tesco fundraising for four days, HSBC doing a full day of fundraising and three schools involved.

Altrincham Grammar School For Boys, North Cestrian and Altrincham Prep are all fundraising for Cancer Charities.

“This next generation of fundraisers is so important and they’re an inspiration.

“My ambition for the event is that we have every Supermarket and every School behind Altrincham VS Cancer,” Alex concluded.

In 2019 the event became even more personal

“My best friend Mark Winstanley was diagnosed with Esophageal cancer in the Summer of 2019.

“The very same friend I’d set up the event for in memory of his parent’s passing.

“He lost his battle in October 2021.

Weeks later his brother-in-law Vince passed away from cancer.

“Even talking about Altrincham VS Cancer brings back very painful memories, but the reason we all continue to fundraise is for a cancer-free future”.

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