On Thursday 15 September 2016, NorthEdge, in association with Lawrence Barnett Associates hosted a golf day at Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club in Manchester for The Christie Charity and research into Proton Beam Therapy.
The tournament consisted of 22 teams of 4 players over 18 holes. The over-subscribed event brings together competing teams from our Portfolio, local finance and professional communities. The golf was followed by dinner and an auction. The Christie is working with the Department of Health to bring the UK’s first high energy proton beam therapy service to Manchester, with the aim to treat their first patients in 2018. Proton beam therapy (PBT) is a specialist form of radiotherapy which can very precisely target certain cancers, increasing success rates and reducing side-effects. Its introduction to the UK will bring treatment closer to patients who currently have to travel abroad to receive it. As a consequence, The Christie expects their intake of patients to increase significantly and are looking to raise £5.6m to develop a dedicated research space within the new PBT Centre, which we, along with your help, will be making a contribution. Our target was £50,000, and we are delighted to report that with matched funding from the Norman Stroller Foundation we managed to exceed this with the fantastic total of over £57,000!