If you have a project or cause you would like us to get involved with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Causes We Support
The Christie is one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating over 44,000 patients a year. We have a history of over 100 years of leading cancer care and we serve a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, while 26% of our patients are referred to us from across the UK.
The Christie is part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, working with The University of Manchester and Cancer Research UK. We are also one of seven partners in the Manchester Academic Health Science Research Centre. We are also home to The Christie School of Oncology which provides undergraduate education, clinical professional and medical education – the first of its kind in the UK.
We Love MCR
The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal – We Love MCR works to improve the lives and life chances of Manchester people. Every penny raised stays in Manchester, supporting community groups and families across the city. Over a third of children and young people in Manchester are growing up in poverty. We focus our support on vulnerable families and projects which bring communities together, as well as initiatives that promote employment and enterprise for young people in Manchester.
Francis House Children’s Hospice
Francis House Children’s Hospice has been providing respite care for children, teenagers and young adults with life-limiting conditions since it opened its doors in 1991. The hospice helps over 460 families from across the north west of England.
At its base in Didsbury, Manchester, specialist care is provided in a homely, happy and secure place, helping the children to live life to the full and offering much needed support, friendship and encouragement to their families. All services are given completely free and by far the largest part of funding comes through charitable donations. In 2018 the hospice needs to raise £4.2 million.
Organisations We Sponsor
Please contact a member of our team if you have a sponsorship opportunity you would like to discuss.
The Manchester Storm are the North West’s only professional Ice Hockey team. Playing out of Planet Ice Altrincham, the team were reformed in 2015 following over a decade absence from the world of British Ice Hockey. The team comprises of Canadians, Americans, Swedish, and British players who compete in the Elite Ice Hockey League, which features teams from all over the United Kingdom. The Storm originally won the league championship in the 1998–99 season, before capturing the Autumn Cup the following season, and also hole the record for the largest number of fans to attend a British domestic game, with over 17,000 watching them play the Sheffield Steelers at the Manchester Arena.
Stockport County F.C.
Stockport County was founded in 1883 as Heaton Norris Rovers, and County’s first game in the Football League was a 2-2 draw with Leicester Fosse (Leicester City) in 1900.
County outgrew their original home and moved to Edgeley Park in 1902. The Hatters, so called because of the town’s proud history of hat-making, won the Division Three (North) title in 1922 and 1937 and the Division Four title in 1967. In 1950, more than 27.000 fans packed into Edgeley Park to see the Hatters take on Liverpool in the FA Cup, narrowly losing 2-1.
County enjoyed their greatest success during the 1990s under Danny Bergara – promotion in 1991 was followed by four visits to Wembley. But the club’s most memorable season was 1996/97 under Dave Jones, when County beat four Premiership sides to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup and won promotion to Division One, the second tier in English football.
In subsequent years County, dropped back down the League, but former player Jim Gannon stepped in to reverse the trend, leading the Hatters to promotion in 2008 with a stunning 3-2 Wembley Play-Off win over Rochdale.
A period of financial instability saw County crash out of the Football League, but with Jim Gannon returning to the helm once again the Hatters are on course for a return to football’s elite. County’s legendary support has continued to build, and in 2017 they set a new record for English football with almost 6,000 fans watching a game in the National League North.
Above all, Stockport County lead the way as a community football club, visiting local schools to preach a healthy living initiative, using first team players as ambassadors and spreading the word about County to children across the borough and beyond. The Junior Supporters Club has reached its highest level of members since the Football League days and County also boast a flourishing Ladies’ Team.