BUSINESSES Pure Gym and Altrincham HQ are teaming up to raise funds for the Christie. they are holding an event called ‘Altrincham Vs Cancer’ on May 22.

This will see Altrincham businesses and community members teaming up to run 140km at Pure Gym Altrincham to raise money for the leading cancer treatment hospital.

Explaining how the event came about, Alex McCann of social media company Altrincham HQ, said: "The Christie is a charity I always support as I have many friends that have been affected by cancer and the Christie has been a huge support and help to them.

“Since it was announced Pure Gym were coming to Altrincham there has been a massive buzz on Twitter about the opening date and I think it's an important step in the regeneration of Altrincham.

“It made perfect sense for a health related launch event and this is the perfect welcome for Pure Gym to Altrincham and shows the community off at its best

“For those who aren't aware - 140 is the number of characters you can use in a tweet - so we're taking what is a short form of communication to a lengthy run that will challenge us all."

Pure Gym Altrincham opened on May 8 on Stamford New Road and will be open 24/7. Altrincham Vs Cancer is Pure Gym's first community event in the area and they look forward to many future events.

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