Cancer… it’s one of life’s biggest killers and the worst word in the English language. So on Saturday, November 10th I took part in The Christie’s Night of Neon walk to raise money for a life without this horrid disease.
In August, I lost my Grandad to cancer. I’ve also lost my Nan, my other Grandad, and have known many others who have been taken by this disease. And unfortunately, I’m sure you have too. But instead of being angry and upset, I’ve set myself a promise to contribute to fighting against this disease, and my first event is The Christie’s Night of Neon in Media City.
Located in Withington, Manchester, The Christie is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. They regularly host fundraising events throughout the year, but this one is all about lighting up Media City.
NIGHT OF NEON: LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT
On Saturday the 10th of November, a day before my Grandad’s birthday, I put on my pink T-shirt, The Christie’s logo on my cheek, and neon bands in my hair and set off to Media City.
At 5.30pm there was music, face paints, photographs being taken and more happening outside The Lowry. It was freezing, but everyone was in such a good mood. We saw pink Mohawks, umbrellas with lights on, wigs, balloons, and even met a doggie who had beaten cancer!
Just before 7, awards for the best dressed were given and fitness instructors from Virgin Active got all the walkers to go a warm up. And then it was time to go.
A sea of pink took over Media City and Salford Quays as we took to the streets. It’s such a beautiful walk, and everyone cheered along the way.
Once the walk was over, we crossed the finish line and got a nice pink medal. So far The Christie have raised £45,000 which will contribute to life saving treatment and the search for finally a world without cancer.
My JustGiving page is still open for any donation which are much appreciated from the bottom of my heart. If you’re about next year, take part – it’s such an amazing event for a very special cause.