Staff at British Gas have no trouble finding the energy to take part in the Manchester Midnight Walk each year.
Around 30 employees from their Old Trafford offices will join thousands of other walkers at our 10km event this Friday 27 April.
They will honour the memory of colleague Vicky Baines, from Swinton, who died of liver cancer in 2011.
Vicky, a manager with British Gas, spent her final days at the hospice in Little Hulton and such was the excellent care she received that staff have completed the walk as a thank you, raising much-needed funds for St Ann’s in the process.
This is the fourth time British Gas have had a team taking part and there's even more of us this time than before. That shows just how popular Vicky was among her colleagues who still feel her loss today. We have a great night at the Midnight Walk and there's always a wonderful family, friendly atmosphere. Fiona Turner, Colleague at British Gas
This year’s Manchester Midnight Walk, which is sponsored by Betfred, has a new start and finish – the iconic Manchester Cathedral. The walk is in its 12th year and has raised more than £2m for St Ann’s during that time.
The route follows a flat course past famous city centre landmarks such as the Hilton Hotel, the old Granada Studios, Spinningfields, Manchester Arena and the Northern Quarter.
Manchester Cathedral is open from 9 pm for entertainment including performers, stalls and a Zumba warm up. The walk includes a Memory Garden where you can leave a message in memory of a loved one.
Registration closes midday on Wednesday 25 April, so if you haven’t signed up yet then head to www.mmwalk.org.uk
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