Midnight Bloom take on Midnight Walk in memory of their mum

Dinner lady Jackie Clayton sponsored her family in the Manchester Midnight Walk, even though she was not alive to see them take part.

By News Team on May 11, 2018

Jackie, from Hazel Grove, died of cancer on her 64th birthday, a month before we staged our annual flagship fundraising event.

Daughter Amanda Walton led a team calling themselves Midnight Bloom in the city centre 10k walk which started and ended at Manchester Cathedral.

Jackie’s daughters-in-law Jodie and Sarah Clayton joined in a walk tinged with sadness for family and friends . They have raised almost £2,000 for St Ann’s where Jackie was a patient.

Jackie worked at Hazel Grove Primary School for 30 years. Amanda said: “Mum was diagnosed two years ago and knew we were doing the walk so wanted to sponsor us.

“We saw what St Ann’s does when mum went in. The hospice cared for her and we realised how important raising funds is because it makes a difference.”

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