Registered charity no. 1074484

Email:        Tel: 07921 852783

Haematology and Transplant Support

Supporting patients and carers of the Haematology and Transplant Unit at The Christie

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Registered charity no. 1074484

Haematology and Transplant Support

Supporting patients and carers of the Haematology and Transplant Unit at The Christie
If you are able to assist us planning or running events, please contact the HaTS Coordinator

Email: Tel:  07921 852783

Previous news, picture and stories on HaTS events are available in the Summer 2016 newsletter. 
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Last June (2016), 100 bicycle riders set off on the Inaugural Tour de Manc. 100 Miles and 100 Km arduous routes around Greater Manchester. The riders challenged  themselves and raised vital funds for two great causes (1) our very own HaTS and (2) Forever Manchester charity, funding community projects across Greater Manchester.

The event had great feedback and met it’s fundraising goal and so Tour de Manc rode again on 4th June 2017 again raising funds for these two great charities.  This time 500 riders tackled the 2017 edition on June 4th, named in memory of one of our HTDU patients and keen cyclist, Chas Collins. If you want to know why, take a look at  and you can some of the photos here .  

HaTS receives half the profits from Tour de Manc and many riders were sponsored to fundraise for their own great causes. One rider was the husband of one of our HTU Transplant patients, Nicola Byrne and you can read Patrick and Nicola’s story here.    Patrick easily beat his fundraising target of £2500 excl gift aid.

Tour de Manc - which is an #allforcharity #non-profit organisation #runbyvolunteers,  are running more events in 2018 and HaTS will once again benefit from the funds generated. So if you cycle, take a look here … if you don’t, why not volunteer ? You can contact Tour de Manc here or the HaTS Coordinator

HaTS held its annual Reunion Dinner on 14th October 2017 at the stunning Worsley Park Marriott Hotel. It was the best attended event for a number of years. The event included tombola, raffle, auction, dinner, wine and entertainment. The event reunited patients, families, carers, nurses, doctors and celebrates loved ones no longer with us.  We had some amazing feedback and we think this was the best reunion so far.

The 2017 Reunion report can be found by  clicking here

The 2016 Reunion pictures can be found by  clicking here


9th November


HaTS supporter and HTU transplant patient Dave Jones, recently took part in the World Transplant games. These games, the 21st Summer World Transplant Games,  were held in Málaga, between Sunday 25 June – Sunday 02 July, 2017.

Dave came out with a brace of medals - gold in over 60’s squash, silver in over 50’s tennis doubles and bronze in over 50’s badminton doubles. Dave continued to compe at the British games in Glasgow. Success there too where he won 3 golds - in squash, tennis and the 5K, as well as a bronze medal in badminton. Dave thanked HaTS who helped him get there.  Congratulations to Dave from all at HaTS.

Elliott Reedy has entered the Edinburgh Half Marathon in order to raise funds for HaTS. He runs in memory of his Grandfather, Chas Collins, who sadly passed away last June. If you wish to support Elliott, you can email us and we will pass on his contact details or donate at this site

Also fundraising in memory of Chas  Collins, are his sons, Rick and Dan. Rick and Dan entered the  arduousTour de Manc 100 mile ride, completing it in a very reasonable time.  They were fundraising via this mydonate page which is still open for donations –  

….  And just to complete the family participation, Chas’ non-cycling daughter, Joanne, got on her bike too cycling the 100km distance. Chas would have been very proud of his family.

A good friend of HaTS supporter, Matt Russell, is risking a punch or two on the nose to support HaTS  - in memory of Matt’s mum, Carol Russell, he’s competing in a charity boxing match. Please make his pain worthwhile and support Chappie

HaTS Annual Reunion Dinner 2017

Sadly, Dan lost his dad through Leukaemia 18 years ago this October. His dad was treated for his illness at The Christie Hospital and whilst there, came into contact with HaTS - Dan remembers the things HaTS did to make a difference and appreciated. So Dan decided to run the Chester Marathon in his memory and raise vital funds for HaTS in the process.

We hope to get a picture or two of Dan in action and will update this post when we do.

We send huge congratulations to him on completing this challenge.

Dan Bromley has just raised £600 Including gift aid.