Salford citizens gathered at Media City last night to take part in the ‘Night of Neon Glow Walk’ to raise money for The Christie.

The walk was a choice of 5k or 10k around Salford Quays, and despite the poor weather, over 400 participants turned out in bright neon clothes and accessories.

Walkers in their hundreds getting ready.

Each participant was asked to raise some money through their own sponsor-ships, with the hopes that the total sum will exceed the previous years the event has been held.

Nick Molyneux, Christie Communications Officer, said “Last year we raised more than £60,000 from the Night of Neon, which went into our general fundraising appeal, so will be used to support a wide range of different projects.”

Mr Molyneux went on to state “The neon theme was designed to give the event a colourful, fun, celebratory feel at a time of the year when the weather is usually pretty grey.

“We feel it fits in really well with our wide portfolio of events and that we have something to offer everyone throughout the year.”

The finish line of the walk

The Christie operates as an independent charity to raise money for patients of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

Any money raised goes to things such as research, care and education and also projects and events to spread awareness and raise funds.

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The Christie itself treats more than 44,000 patients each year and has been crucial for people struggling with cancer both in a medical way and emotional way.

Last year more than £15.4 million was raised through a huge number of projects with more planned for the future 

If you would like to learn more about how The Christie has helped so many people, you can view their Impact Reports.

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