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Cancer centre to benefit from Reddish club's fundraiser

img042THE LATEST CHARITY appeal headed by Reddish CBS is to support the Christie NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of respected member Tony Griffiths, who passed away at the hospital last October.

A special show to celebrate the club’s 60th year and the memory of Mr Griffiths – the club’s former publicity officer – will take place on November 5, where donations will be collected. It is the first time the club is raising funds for this charity, which is located in Withington, Manchester.

The Trust is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe, and is the corporate trustee of The Christie charity. To thank the Trust for its treatment of Mr Griffiths, the donation from Reddish CBS will go to The Christie charity, which supports the development of cancer prevention, treatment, research and education.

Club secretary Brian Leigh from Stockport said: “Tony sadly passed away shortly before our 2016 show, so this year it was decided to have a memorial event for him. Before his death, he carried out a lot of fundraising himself.”

On show day, a representative from The Christie charity will be in attendance to sell cards and other items, and there will be a charity bucket.

Mr Leigh added: “Members have already raised several hundred pounds since Tony’s death, which will be presented to the charity on the day.”

Heather Brookfield, community fundraising co-ordinator at The Christie charity said: “We provide treatment and care for our patients, which is above and beyond what the NHS is able to provide. With the support of donations like this we are able to continue to provide the best facilities, care and treatment that there is available.”

Reddish CBS has a long history of charity fundraising. Notable fundraisers include its 2013 plea for unwanted scrap metal in a bid to raise funds for the North West Heart Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital (See News November 27, 2013).

Other charities to have benefitted include the Alzheimer’s Society and Help for Heroes.

The anniversary show will be held in conjunction with Manchester BS at North Reddish Community Centre, North Reddish Park, Longford Road West, Stockport SK5 6ET.

● Anyone who cannot attend the show, but wishes to donate to The Christie charity should contact Brian Leigh on 0161 292 5205.

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