How will you Go the Extra Mile this January?

By News Team on December 7, 2017

Photo by Dan Vernon


We’re encouraging people to sign up to take on an active challenge for St Ann’s in January 2018.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of the hospice, explained:  “At St Ann’s we’re proud that we always try to go the extra mile to help our patients, whether that’s with the small touches such as arranging to get them a takeaway for supper, or by trying to grant bigger wishes such as putting on a party for them and their family, or surprising them with a visit from their idol.

“Our supporters are always going the extra mile to help us too, and we simply couldn’t carry on providing our care without them.  We can’t thank them enough.

“It’s a huge task to raise the funds that are needed to deliver the specialist care our patients need, which is why we’re asking that this January as many people as possible consider taking on an active challenge to help raise money for our patients as part of our Go the Extra Mile appeal.

“Participants can choose their own distance, set their own timeframe, and decide whether they’d rather walk, swim, run or cycle.  Anything goes so if you’d like to hop, skip or space hopper your way through the month, that’s fine too.  Every penny raised will help us to continue going to the extra mile in support of local people.”

We care for people from our three hospice sites in Little Hulton, Heald Green and the Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as in local communities and the places patients call home.

Eamonn added:  “January is always the time of year when people are setting resolutions to get fitter and healthier.  We’re hoping this challenge will help those taking part to kick start their year in a positive way, whilst benefiting local people too.”

There’s no fee to take part in the Go The Extra Mile challenge, and the hospice is asking people to simply email or call 0161 498 3631 to register their interest.  They’ll then be sent a pack with information and tips on raising money for the charity, sponsor forms, and help on setting up an online fundraising page.

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Go the Extra Mile for our patients this January

If your New Year’s resolution is always to get fitter and healthier, this challenge will help to kick start the year in a positive way, whilst benefiting our patients and their loved ones too.

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