The Christie Clinic Sponsors the Seventh Annual Christie Charity Ball

Posted March 07, 2016

The Christie Clinic is proud to be the official sponsor of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust’s charity ball which is taking place at Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 5th March.

The proceeds from the evening will go towards an exciting new project based at the largest single site cancer centre in Europe. Molecular diagnostics will revolutionise cancer diagnosis and treatment for the thousands of patients that are treated at The Christie. It will help scientists, doctors and researchers better understand different tumour types and the most effective way to treat them, leading to personalised treatment that will improve outcomes for patients.

Guests will be presented with a four course meal prepared by Masterchef 2015 winner, Simon Wood, and entertainment from multi-platinum selling artist and BRIT and MOBO award winning singer Gabrielle. The evening will be hosted by TV stars; comedians and Phoenix Nights cast mates Sally Lindsay and Dave Spikey, both long-time supporters of The Christie charity. There will also be an auction to win one-of-a-kind experiences and prizes, the money raised will ensure that The Christie remains at the forefront of delivering the best research, care and treatment to the 44,000 cancer patients that visit The Christie each year.

Lesley Taylor, Chief Executive of HCA Healthcare UK in the North, said: “We are delighted to sponsor this year’s charity ball. At The Christie Clinic, we have been working in partnership with The Christie for six years, and wanted to continue our support through sponsorship of the event which will raise valuable funds to help improve the lives of cancer patients.”

The Christie Clinic is the North West’s only dedicated private cancer facility which is situated in The Christie Hospital. The Christie Clinic specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of malignant (cancerous) conditions and offers the region’s only fully integrated cancer patient pathway under-one-roof; diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Our world-class experts lead the care as part of a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals. This ensures that our patients receive the highest quality care, with a tailored treatment plan that is constantly being reviewed and updated to suit their needs throughout the different stages of care.

The Christie Clinic is a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. HCA is the UK’s largest provider of private cancer care with a network of facilities within Britain and The Christie is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for cancer treatment.

These two providers have come together to create a cancer unit for private patients, bringing the security and safety of the NHS infrastructure together with the investment and technological advancements of HCA. This partnership also provides additional revenue for the Trust, ultimately benefitting NHS patients, with £11.3 million being invested by The Christie Clinic into The Christie NHS Trust between 2012 and 2014.