KNUTSFORD Lions Clubs across East Cheshire have teamed up to help fight cancer and raise funds for the new Macclesfield Christie Hospital.

The Pride of Lions Clubs hope to raise £10K and are inviting people to run or walk a virtual 10k challenge to fund the construction of a consulting room at the new hospital.

The ambitious new centre will bring together essential cancer services into one purpose-built building.

Paul Buttrick, president of Knutsford and District Lions, said: "Run or walk your 10k between June 19 and 27.

"It’s a wonderful opportunity for people to get out into the early summer sunshine and contribute to a great cause.

"Unfortunately too many people will experience some form of cancer in their lifetime and a local specialist cancer hospital will help fight this terrible disease.

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"We are very grateful to Simon Spurrell, founder of the Cheshire Cheese Company, for their hard work in setting up and sponsoring this event."

The Christie at Macclesfield will accommodate more than 40,000 patient visits a year.

The Christie charity is aiming to raise £23m towards the £26m cost of the new centre, with the remaining funding coming from the NHS.

The aim is to have the new centre open in late 2021.

Club Runners can choose to be listed on leader boards and once they have submitted proof, they will receive a medal and entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of many generous gifts.

There is a registration fee of £10 which will go straight to The Christie appeal.

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