Altrincham businesses invited to take part in Altrincham vs Cancer challenge

6 Feb 2018

Local businesses Pure Gym and Altrincham HQ are teaming up for the 5th Altrincham vs Cancer event on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

28 Altrincham businesses and community members will be teaming up to run 140k at Pure Gym Altrincham to raise money for The Christie.

Over the past four years Altrincham vs Cancer has raised nearly £10,000 for the Christie and has regularly featured in Justgiving's top fundraising events of the past 4 years. This 5th annual event set to raise even more vital funds for the charity.

This year Altrincham HQ have been named as a Regional Finalists in the Small Business Big Heart Awards for their work on Altrincham vs Cancer.

Alex McCann, founder of Altrincham HQ says, 

“Altrincham vs Cancer is when the whole Altrincham community comes together to remember loved ones and do their bit to help kick cancer.  I genuinely don't think there is a more worthy charity than The Christie in the UK.  The Christie treats more than 44,000 patients a year - that's more than the population of my home town treated every single year.”

“My hope is that other towns take the baton with what we do with Altrincham vs Cancer and run events such as this in their home town for The Christie."

Lindsey Farthing of The Christie says, 

"It is thanks to supporters like Altrincham HQ that we are able to fund projects that lie outside the scope of the NHS, including advanced facilities, ground-breaking research, specialist equipment and additional support. Alex has truly been a driving force behind the event. He’s committed to making it bigger and better year on year. Thank you to Alex and Altrincham HQ for your loyal support"

The Christie is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 44,000 patients a year here in Manchester

Runners confirmed this year include:

Altrincham Design Studio

Altrincham FC

Altrincham HQ

Alt Space

Altrincham Town Centre Partnership

The Cinnamon Club

Con Club Altrincham

Count Me In

Engineering Design Partnership

Gran T's

Holt Business Solutions

Honeybeat Cafe

House Restaurant & Bar

Matt Fox Physio

McHale & Co


Oxford Road Cafe

Raring2Go Altrincham & Sale

Red House Farm

The Web Studio

The Window Company

Two Brothers

UK Premier Blinds

The Unicorn

If you're an Altrincham business and you'd like to take part, please contact Alex McCann on

For more info and to donate go to

Text donations can be made by texting AVSC80 £10 to 70070