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Gary Diane and Beckys page for Dean x

Raising funds for the teenage unit at the Christie for The Christie because Our son Dean was treated there .

83 %
raised of £100,000 target
by 519 supporters

The Christie

We fund life-changing and life-saving work to support cancer patients at The Christie

Charity Registration No. 1049751


Please like our Facebook page "Deans fund"for details of any fundraising we are doing.   We  always welcome any ideas for fundraising and are very grateful for any fundraising you do for us .

Our next event is on 12 May 2018, starting from Horwich and walking through the local area including Rivington stopping at pubs and tea rooms (if you want) app 8/10 miles - Everyone welcome its ten pounds per person but free for under 16s and dogs.

We did the Morecambe bay walk again on Sunday 6thSeptember  2015   full details can be found on or our facebook page Dean Thompson Tribute Fund.                           

On Sunday 7 th September along with over 50 friends we took part in a zipwire challenge. Over 500 mtrs above ground over 1 mile long and at speeds up to 129 mph. 

Our friends Richard Hubbard and Kim Ashton have completed the coast to coast bike ride along Hadrians wall.   Thanks very much ....

Thanks to our friends Richard and Kim for raising £2290 by climbing mt Kilimanjaro in August :-) xx

Thanks to everyone who braved the Morecambe bay walk on Saturday 18th May  Hope you all enjoyed it.

Thanks to Gary, Craig, Mark and Bez who ran the 84 miles of Hadrians wall in 2 days.  April 2012                                   

Thanks to Brian Cornett and Tracey Melling and the rest of the crew  from Speedy power for raising £1900 in the recent dragon boat event.  

 Thanks to Karon (Deans godmother who raised £880 by organising a Zumba Sunday.

Thanks very much to everyone who joined or sponsored us on the Morecambe Bay Walk on the 26th June 2011.

Thanks to Becky, Andy Melling, Mark Seddon and Michael Brooks for doing the Great Manchester Run.

Thanks to Roger and Sarah who walked coast to coast.              Thanks to Jessica Chamberlain who ran Race for Life

Thanks too to Craig Donley, Stuart Smith, Alex Edge, Mark Seddon, Leighanne Oldfield, Julie Firth, Richard Hubbard, for joining Gary and Becky for a 14,000ft skydive which finally took place on the 24th July 2011.

Gareth Jones who arranged a sponsored walk and also cycled  from the Alps to Amsterdam

Wayne Doyle also held a charity golf day and raised £4000.

Alison Dixon who climbed Snowdon

Pauline Davies had a coffee and cupcake day which raised £570

Andrea Gregory did  a skydive for Dean on the 20th August 2011 

Sally Ann who held a musical evening

Julie Firth who did the Anglezarke Amble


Well done and thanks to everyone.






 Deans story


Dean was born in 1989, we lived in Adlington for the first 5 years of his life, he attended Adlington pre school playgroup and Anderton day nursery, when he was 5 he went to Anderton Primary school, then we moved to Horwich, he continued to attend school in Anderton but at 11 he moved to Rivington and Blackrod High School.  He left school at 16 and became an apprentice electrician for a company called Eurotec in Warrington.  Dean loved football both playing and watching.  He was a manager of a 5 a side team at Bolton Arena and supported Bolton Wanderers.

Our son and brother Dean Thompson  was treated on the Young oncology Unit at the Christie Hospital from April 07 - May 08 . All treatment failed and he sadly died on the 13th May 08 aged 19 years.

Dean was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April 07 and fought long and hard throughout the treatment (chemo and radiotherapy) never once complaining - even when so much chemo caused his kidneys to fail - resulting in having dialysis (Hope Hospital) for the last 4 months of his life.

Dean loved life so much enjoying most sports but especially football.

We really miss him (Gary (dad) Diane (mum) and Becky aged 27 (sister)

Any money will be well spent on equipment on the Young Oncology Unit at Christies. I


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