URMSTON fundraisers are preparing to embark on a three-day trek to the Alps for The Christie Trust.

Ian and Julie Slamon took over the Lord Nelson Pub in September 2000 and since then have supported good causes by raising awareness and funds through various events throughout the world.

One of their first efforts raised £2000 for those people affected by the Indian Tsunami in 2004.

Ian said: “In 2010, all Holts pubs were asked by the company to attempt to raise £1000 towards their Christie Trust appeal and the brewery said they would treble any funds we raised.”

“As it was our 10th year at the Lord Nelson pub we said we would try to raise £10,000. In the end we raised over £17,000 which was trebled by the brewery to a total £50,000.”

“We have also done walks, cycles and in 2014 we raised £24,000 trekking over the National Three Peaks and Julie did a mile swim in the Salford Quays.”

In September, Ian and Julie will be trekking with over 40 people in Switzerland, Italy and France raising money for the redevelopment of the Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute CT department.

“It will be a three-day trek starting in Switzerland and we will walk to a height of 2500 metres which is about two and half times the height of Snowdon.”

Ian added: “The department is in need of modernisation as it has ageing CT scanners, limited waiting areas and poor changing facilities.”

To make donations and view the fundraising they have done visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lnu