Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt talk of family cancer trauma

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Former Manchester United stars have spoken candidly about how cancer has affected their own lives.
 
Backing a fundraising appeal to help rebuild Cancer Research UK’s Manchester Institute, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt have opened up about of their own loss and are urging people to dig deep following the fire at cancer research labs.
 
Ryan Giggs and his grandfather, Dennis Giggs Credit: MEN
 
Dennis Giggs, Ryan's grandfather and biggest supporter, died last year after a seven year battle with leukemia.
 
“My grandfather was someone who supported me and my career right from the very start. He was always great, buying me football boots, and when I got into the first team he would come up for most games, getting the coach all the way from Cardiff, along with my cousins. He was a great man.
 
He was able to fight for so long because of the treatment he received, and the research into cancer that was being done.”
 
Ex-midfielder Nicky Butt lost his dad, Terry, to cancer several years ago.
 
“My dad Terry was treated at The Christie before he died. He was only 63. This is why I’m supporting the fundraising campaign, and I’m appealing to you to get behind it too.”
 
If you would like to support the fundraising effort please visit:- justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/cancerresearchuk/crukmanchesterinstitute, or support Race for Life events across the region.
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