When my husband Rob (aka @robmoores1969 & http://robmoores1.wordpress.com) said he was raising money for The Christie Charity, I was happy to hear this – when he told me he was participating in ‘Lock Up Your Boss‘ and that he’d be locked in a prison cell until he’s raised £1,500 as part of a campaign to raise £150,000 for a HEPA-filtered bedroom in the new Young Oncology Unit, with Barry Thompson, President of The Insurance Institute of Manchester, also with the help of the Greater Manchester Police Museum – I was dumbfounded and yes, so very, very proud! #ProudWifeMoment
Today (5th March 2014), Rob and 18 leading North West Directors and Executives have agreed to be locked up in one of the museum cells, and only released once they’ve managed to raise £1,500 for The Christie!
The Christie is the largest cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 40,000 patients a year. They are also the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.
Charity Registration No. 1049751
The Christie Charity raises funds to help provide additional services and undertake vital research for our cancer patients. As one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating more than 40,000 patients a year every penny really does count.
He was tried in a mock court this morning for crimes of karaoke and poor facial hair and then donned a convicts overall, was handcuffed and escorted to a cell (of 5 sharing). He was allowed to take him mobile phone so that he could email, text, tweet, post on Facebook and call friends, family, colleagues and anyone he could think of to raise the £1,500 needed. It has so far been a productive and worthwhile success. But more money is needed and so more efforts have been made…. I have shared and posted, begged and convinced more people to donate and friends have shared as have @TheChristie to help raise as much as possible.
Donations have so far included work colleagues (who nominated him for the challenge), brokers and other insurance colleagues, family, friends and our 7 yo Daughter, who has given the £20 she had saved from selling her toys on Facebook to buy a Furby. This puts it into perspective – a child donating to a Young Persons Cancer Unit #ProudMummyMoment.
Please, please consider donating to the charity and for this much needed Young Persons Unit.
You can donate at www.justgiving.com/jr-moores
Over the year the IIM will aim to raise £150,000 in aid of The Christie building a new high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) room, as part of the Young Oncology Unit, where teenagers and young adults under cancer treatment can stay in a safe environment and an extra bed is provided for a family member to stay with them.
I am contributing to this by being locked up at Manchester Police Museum and will not be released until I have reached my fundraising target!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/jr-moores
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
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**Post update – Kate has now raised an additional £27 selling her toys/books and unexpectedly won the heart of Mr Thompson (she is now the proud and grateful owner of one such Furby) and is still dedicated to raising as much as she can selling her toys.