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Apr 13, 2017

Wigwam's James Mack Completes Skydive for the Christie Hospital

Congratulations to Wigwam's James Mack who has completed a sponsored tandem parachute jump, raising over £3000 for the Christie Hospital.

On 8th April 2017 James Mack completed a tandem parachute jump in aid of the Christie Hospital in Withington, Manchester raising over £3000 for the charity.

  Christie Hospital Withington
James Mack raised funds for The Christie Hospital, a specialist cancer treatment centre in Withington Manchester.

James Mack has worked in manufacturing for Wigwam Acoustics since 2009 with a role that includes anything from Protect foam machining to a complete refit of the warehouse canteen.

In July 2015, James was diagnosed with bowel cancer; the start of an 18 month battle with the disease. James's treatment, which included radiotherapy and chemotherapy, was carried out at the Christie Hospital in Withington Manchester. The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe and sees patients from across the UK. The Christie is also an international leader in cancer research and development, and home to the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research.

“It’s now nearly two years since my first symptoms” explained James. “I wanted to give something back to the Christie so I decided to do a sponsored tandem parachute jump.

“The treatment I received from the health care professionals at the Christie, Oldham Royal Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary has been fantastic. Without them I simply wouldn’t be here to tell my story. The continued work of all these hospitals and the ongoing research into cancer will hopefully enable more people like me get to see their grandchildren grow up.”

"I am so pleased with the amount raised so far, online donations currently stand at £2812.00, offline £215.00 approx."

"Thanks for all the support past and present and for all your kind donations."

If you would like to sponsor James it's not too late - please checkout his Just Giving Page

Just Giving -James Mack

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