St Ann’s has received a generous donation of sweets from local business Swizzels in advance of this year’s Manchester Midnight Walk, which will be available on the night to raise extra funds.
Hundreds of participants taking part in the event will be able to head to the special Swizzels tuck shop before they set off on the sponsored moonlit walk, to enjoy a range of goodies including Squashies and Fun Gums, and all proceeds will go to St Ann’s.
Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said: “The team at Swizzels are such valued supporters of St Ann’s and we are thrilled that they’ve made this kind donation for our Manchester Midnight Walk.
The local people who take part are incredible, and it’s great to be able to offer them an energy boost before they set off on the 10km walk. All money raised in the tuck shop will go towards our grand total raised on the night, and every penny will help us make a difference to the lives of local patients. Eamonn O'Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann's
Eamonn added: “Thanks so much to everyone at Swizzels, and to everyone who has signed up to take part in the walk too.”
Sarah-Louise Heslop, Marketing Manager for Swizzels, said: “Swizzels are delighted to support the St Ann’s Hospice Midnight Walk with sweets for the tuck shop. The walkers certainly deserve a treat after their fundraising efforts. We would like to pass on our best wishes to everyone involved.”
For all those joining us on the night, Manchester Cathedral is open from 9 pm for entertainment including performers, stalls and a Zumba warm up. The walk also includes a Memory Garden where you can leave a message in memory of a loved one.
Walkers will also receive a medal and goodie bag as a thank you for taking part, which will also include Swizzels Squashies.