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The Christie World Record Hug

Fundraising for The Christie

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  • Event: Mark Halsey's fundraising

The Christie

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


To celebrate the opening of the NEW Christie radiotheray Centre in Oldham, we are hoping to break the Guinness Book of Records longest-ever hug!

The Guinness Book of Records stands at 24 hours and one minute, and Oldham will host the next attempt to beat it.

Masterminded by the people behind the Christie at Oldham appeal, if successful the record will be broken next Tuesday (March 9) during the Oldham Athletic v Leyton Orient match at Boundary Park.

Our two pairs of hugging volunteers will hug throughout the night under the eye of a succession of timekeepers and adjudicators, and make their way to Boundary Park, still clasping each other, to break the record in front of thousands of football supporters at half time.

We need your support to help our hugging volunteers break the record - please sponsor them now

The recordbreaking attempt is being made to herald the countdown to Oldham’s new £17 million radiotherapy unit opening to patients. The hug record, if broken, will take place seven days before the first patient is treated at the Christie centre, at the Royal Oldham Hospital.

For further information about the World Record Hug visit www.christies.org/hug

To find out more about the radiotherapy centre at Oldham visit www.christie.nhs.uk/new_developments/oldham/default.aspx 

Thank you for your support!



  • World Record Hug Attempt
  • The NEW Christie Radiotherapy Centre
  • 1 of two £1.3m Radiotherapy machines +2