Christie lunch raises a tasty £18,000

Messenger Newspapers: Pictured with the St Ambrose choir are Manchester City legend Mike Summerbee, former City chief executive Gary Cooke, Tina Summerbee and Martin Toal Pictured with the St Ambrose choir are Manchester City legend Mike Summerbee, former City chief executive Gary Cooke, Tina Summerbee and Martin Toal

CHORISTERS from St Ambrose College in Hale Barns and Sale tenor Martin Toal joined leading lighta of Manchester’s sporting and business world to help raise £18,000 for The Christie Hospital.

The lunch was held at Mere Golf and Country Club and organised by Paula Loftus and her husband Pat, a non executive director at The Christie and senior partner at Deloittes.

Pat said: “We are just part of a group looking to raise £1 million and with this event we are up to £250,000. In the wider context the Christie Charity is hoping to raise just over £10 million to build a new integrated treatment centre to replace the existing young oncology unit. The overall aim is to bring together treatment, research and education with the vision of becoming a world leading young oncology unit for those up to the age of 24.”

Paula added: “We would also like to thank the young choristers from St. Ambrose College for providing such rousing and genuinely heart warming music.”

Pictured with the St Ambrose choir are Manchester City legend Mike Summerbee, former City chief executive Gary Cooke, Tina Summerbee and Martin Toal.

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