Fundraising Groups

The Christie charity is generously supported by a number of incredible fundraising groups who go above and beyond in their activities to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

Fundraising groups can be a collection of friends, family or a community, all coming together to fundraise for a common cause, having plenty of fun along the way.

Our Community Team are here to help fundraising groups with their events from providing useful hints and tips to loaning materials such as collection buckets and presentation cheques.

If you are interested in joining one of our existing groups or would be interested in registering as a new group, please get in touch.

Call us on 0161 446 3988 or email


                                     The Home Team 

In 1996, a small group of volunteers started the Home Team.

They didn't know each other, they were all different ages and from different backgrounds but they all had one thing in common, they were passionate about raising money for The Christie.

Over the years, the Home Team have had a great time organising many wonderful events. These range from horse shows and valentines balls to tombolas, discos, clothes sales and auctions. 

Mary Monaghan, Chair of the Home Team, said: “I'm proud that one of our founding members was the inspirational Alex Hall, a truly amazing person who inspired me to carry on her desire to help others. Today, the Home Team is a different group, but just as determined to carry on raising money for the Christie. We too, have our individual determination and personal reasons for fundraising.”

The group has had many achievements throughout the years but one particular highlight includes their ‘Soul Time’ music events playing Motown and Northern Soul to packed out crowds and helping to raise thousands of pounds for vital equipment for The Christie Hospital.

Undeniably and undoubtedly, one of the best events they have been involved in is Northenden’s most popular event, their annual Boat Race. This year marks the group’s twelth year of taking part in this famous event.

Mary, who has huge support from family, friends and the wider community of South Manchester, said: “We all do our bit to enable the Home Team to continue. Let's hope we have many more successful years together. Thank you everyone.”

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much to all members and supporters of the Home Team for their incredible support over the years.