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Supporting Manchester care centre

577. Neil Cliffe

Neil Cliffe, a cancer survivor, has dedicated decades to fundraising and supporting a Manchester care centre named in his honour.

The Neil Cliffe Centre run by St. Ann’s Hospice opened in 1992 to provide holistic services including counselling, acupuncture and hair loss interventions for over 3000 patients with life-limiting illnesses. Neil has run over 70 marathons and half-marathons and given inspirational talks at hundreds of events to raise over £1 million for the centre. Neil has inspired 900 volunteers to join him in fundraising activities, pledging to not give up until he has made life ‘a little more comfortable’ for thousands of patients.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“Neil is completely dedicated to doing everything he can to support the patients of the care centre named in his honour. I’m pleased to recognise his fundraising efforts with this Point of Light award.”

Neil said:

“Together with our team of supporters we are still raising funds to bring support and comfort to the many who come through our doors. Both myself and my wife and family together with all our supporters will be thrilled and delighted to receive the Prime Minister’s Point of Light award.”

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