The former Coronation Street star was among a 20-strong group of friends taking part in our Manchester Midnight Walk event.
Sally divides her time between London and her home in Heaton Mersey and was quick to sign up for the popular 10k walk which started and ended at Manchester Cathedral.
Sally said: “I’ve probably already walked 10k today before getting the train from London where I like to walk when I’m not filming.
“It’s the first time I’ve done the Midnight Walk and the atmosphere is fabulous. I’ve had a lot of family and friends treated at St Ann’s and I’ve known the chief executive Eamonn O’Neal for many years.
“Last year a close relative who died had a place in the hospice but didn’t quite make it there. St Ann’s offers peace of mind and palliative care for a time when for everyone it’s the best place to be and helps so many people.”
Sally starts filming in Doncaster next week for the fifth series of sitcom Still Open All Hours, starring David Jason.
She is also presenting a major new documentary about Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst which is shown on BBC One on Friday, June 8.