Clothes discarded by runners at the Great Manchester Run will be donated to our shops

A removal company is going the extra mile for St Ann's at the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 28.

By News Team on May 15, 2017

Movers Transport, based in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, will remove clothing discarded by runners at the start of the half marathon and 10k run to raise funds for us.

The long-established company will provide a van and driver, with volunteers sought to help collect items for sale in our 14 charity shops across Greater Manchester.

The half marathon, with a capacity 8,500 runners, starts at 9 am on Portland Street, near the junction with Oxford Road, then at noon almost 30,000 runners tackle the 10k.

We're delighted to help St Ann's because it plays such an important role in our community and we all know people who've been treated there. Hopefully, the clothes can raise much-needed funds for the hospice. Craig Daniels, Managing Director at Movers Transport
Lots of runners wear old training tops etc and leave them at the start. We ask them to drape them on the barriers or drop them at the roadside and anything left will be collected to benefit charity. Anything runners want to get back can be left on the baggage buses or with friends and family. Typically, around four tonnes of clothing is left at our runs. Charlie Mussett, Senior Operations Manager at The Great Run Company

Anyone who can help collect clothes can contact Carrie Murphy at St Ann’s on 0161 498 3628 or email

To join #TeamStAnns of almost 150 runners in the Run go to and select St Ann’s on the charity page.

Have some spare time? We’d love your help.

We’re looking for more volunteers for our 14 shops across Greater Manchester. Do you know anyone who would like to help? We need people of all ages (although they must be at least 16) and it’s a great way to meet new people and learn new skills.

Find out more information here.