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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Copyright 2014 HaTS Charity.  All rights reserved.


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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Tour de Manc is a charitable organisation which raises funds for great charities, through cycling. 500 riders tackled the 2017 edition on June 4th, named in memory of one of our HTDU patients and keen cyclist, Chas Collins. You can some of the photos here .  HaTS receives half the profits from Tour de Manc and many riders were sponsored to  also fundraise for their own great causes. One such rider is the husband of one of our HTU Transplant patients, Nicola Byrne - 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 via 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


16th February


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.

Many of you will have been at our annual reunion and seen us present a service award to John Hood. John was a volunteer on the old Haematology Transplant Unit and subsequently the Palatine Treatment Ward, when the old ward moved into the new wing. John delivered the newspapers, funded by HaTS, to the ward patients and often spent time chatting to the inpatients there.

Sadly, John recently passed away after a fall, from which he never recovered.

John will be remembered as a generous and popular man, who was passionate about his volunteering and always had time to speak to our patients.

HaTS were represented at the funeral, which was attended my so many that people had to stand outside the chapel. John’s wife Pat requested that, rather than flowers, donations should be made to John’s chosen charity, HaTS.

Our condolences go out to Pat and the family.

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 that HaTS did to make a difference and appreciated it. So Dan decided to run the Chester Marathon in his memory and raise vital funds for HaTS in the process. We send huge congratulations to him on completing this challenge.

Dan Bromley has just raised £600 Including gift aid.

Sad News