St Ann’s Hospice is excited to be back for a fully in person event for this year’s Manchester Midnight Walk on Friday, June 9!
They’re calling for you to get your friends, family or colleagues together and join their iconic 10km walk through Manchester city centre and event party, complete with live entertainment and a DJ at Manchester Cathedral. This year St Ann’s Hospice’s theme is glitter and glow, so bring some sparkle to a night to remember!
The sponsorship you raise will help the hospice to keep providing specialist care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across Greater Manchester. Schoolboy Harley Stevens was too young to take part in last year’s Manchester Midnight Walk so he walked the route with his dad, James, a few hours before the official start time.
They were remembering James’ mum Susan, who spent time at St Ann’s in August 2021 before she sadly died aged 60. James has raised thousands for various charities while completing challenges like the Midnight Walk and multiple marathons.
James Stevens, Harley’s dad, says: “The hospice staff were brilliant and so lovely. It never felt like it was an effort for them to offer that support. When Mum died we decided we wanted to do something and make a positive out of a negative. Harley needed to be 11 for the Midnight Walk which is why we set off early, wearing No 1 and No 2 bibs. It was absolutely brilliant walking through the streets of Manchester.”
Sarah Wolstenholme, events fundraiser at St Ann’s Hospice, says: “We’re extremely excited to be holding the Manchester Midnight Walk at the iconic Manchester Cathedral. This year we’re encouraging everyone to dress up, the possibilities are endless for how glittery and glowing you could be!
“In the last 17 years our Manchester Midnight Walk’s have raised over £2.3 million to help our patients and the families we support. We can’t wait to light up the streets of Manchester with you on Friday, June 9!”
There are many options for signing up for the Midnight Walk, don’t wait to get your hands on an early bird ticket for just £15 (adult), £10 (under 18s) or £10 (group rate), which are only available until March 31.
You can find more information and sign up click here or call 0161 498 3631.
St Ann’s Hospice provides holistic care to patients with life-limiting illnesses – comprising inpatient care, day therapy and supportive outpatient services from its sites at Heald Green, Stockport and Little Hulton, Salford.
The teams at the hospice also provide a range of community and outreach services to patients, including care in the place they call home via a Hospice at Home service available in Salford and Trafford, the hospice’s Community Specialist Palliative Care Team in Salford, and the homelessness palliative care service in Manchester. A 24-hour telephone advice line is available to patients, carers and healthcare professionals in Salford, Manchester, Trafford and Stockport.
Our hospice building in Heald Green is 150 years’ old and through our Build It Together appeal we hope to raise the final £2million we need to build a new hospice next door to our current building.