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Over £1,000,000 Raised for The Christie at Macclesfield!

Posted on November 23rd, 2022

Along with your help, since September 2020 Seddon Homes has been raising money for the new Christie at Macclesfield. And, after a long journey, we’re proud to announce that we have now collectively reached the £1,000,000 mark to help this great cause. As we reflect on our part in the journey to fighting cancer, we take a look at the reasons why The Christie is so important and what Seddon Homes has done to contribute.

 

Why has The Christie opened a new centre in Macclesfield

 

The Christie is already one of the largest hospital charities in the UK. Recognised as leading experts in cancer care, research and education The Christie’s first centre which is located in Manchester treats over 44,000 patients a year, 96% of which rated their care at least an 8/10. However, for patients living in East Cheshire, it can be a long journey to receive care. As I am sure you will appreciate this can be a laborious journey when battling cancer.

To improve care for their patients, The Christie undertook the task of raising £23 million for the construction of a new centre in Macclesfield. This will allow Christie Patients to receive outstanding care, closer to home. The Christie at Macclesfield will accommodate a total of 46,000 patient visits a year. The Christie at Macclesfield benefits patients from Cheshire, the High Peak and parts of North Staffordshire, who can now receive treatment closer to home. Having opened its doors in 2022, we are proud to have played a part in funding The Christie.

 

What makes this such an important cause for Seddon

 

The Christie has a massive impact within the area in which Seddon Homes operates. As such, we are proud to have been long-term supporters of The Christie and the treatment it offers. When the Director of Seddon Construction, Nicola Hodkinson, was diagnosed with cancer in 2019, The Christie provided her treatment. Living in Macclesfield, she had a 45-minute commute to The Christie centre, making her appreciate the benefit that this new treatment centre will have on people’s lives.

Cancer has impacted the lives of many people and doing our bit to help those affected is something that everyone at Seddon can get behind.

 

What we have done to help

 

We have been able to support The Christie with your help. For every Seddon Home sold between September 1st 2020 until December 31st 2022, we donated £250 on the behalf of our customers, which helped us to achieve the £1,000,000 target.

Alongside this, we have fundraised for The Christie in a diverse range of ways. In 2021, a number of the Seddon Homes team took on challenges to fundraise for the Christie, which included two members of The Seddon Homes team raising over £4,500 by taking part in a charity skydive. In 2022, we stepped up the fundraising and the Seddon Homes staff committed to taking on 125 fundraising challenges throughout the year!

 

A million thank yous

 

We want to say a million thank yous to everyone who helped us raise over £1,000,000 for The Christie charity. We will continue to look for ways to support this great cause for years to come and reaching the £1,000,000 milestone is a great motivator to keep going on. If you want to find out more, you can read Nicola’s story about treatment at The Christie.

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