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Duo announce Charity of the year 2011

Duo are proud to announce that The Christie Hospital Manchester has been appointed as our charity of the year.

Duo has supported many charities over the years, however this year we wanted to focus all of our charitable efforts to support one charity and make a real difference. We wanted to engage and support our employees to work with the charities they care about most. Through Duo's works council The Christie Hospital was selected to be our chosen charity for 2011 and this choice has gained widespread support across the company.

Brand manager Zoe Brimelow explained, 'We want to harness the teams energy and support for a charity that is close to their heart because we know as a team we can truly make a difference. Cancer is something which has affected a lot of people within Duo, either personally, or through family and friends. Being based in Manchester, The Christie is our local treatment centre and many of our employees have had contact with the facility and have high regard for the difference it makes in our local community. With The Christie as our charity of the year, we will be able to show tangible support for a cause that everyone supports and enable The Christie to continue their good work.'

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating more than 40,000 patients a year. They are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 26% patients are referred to them from other parts of the country.

Christie's provide:

· Radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world, both on our main site in south Manchester and via The Christie radiotherapy centre in Oldham

· Chemotherapy in the largest chemotherapy unit in the UK and via 14 other hospitals

· Highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer

· A wide range of support and diagnostic services

Duo are looking forward to support The Christie throughout 2011. A wide range of fundraising events are in the pipeline, including dress down days, sponsored bike rides, golf competitions and team challenges. If you would like to join Duo in our fundraising events in aid of The Christie please contact Zoe Brimelow on 0161 203 5767 or email zoe.brimelow@duo-uk.co.uk

For more information about The Christie please visit their website: http://www.christie.nhs.uk/




Published: 17/02/2011

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