Keira Brierley, aged four, is taking part in Parade in the Park this October in memory of her granddad Tony, who she refers to as her Gogo.
The one-kilometre fun walk organised by St Ann’s, which will be taking place at Parr Fold Park, Walkden, is a chance for walkers to remember someone special.
Keira, who is from South Manchester, will be taking part in Parade in the Park with her family, including mum Karly and dad Simon. She has already raised over an incredible £1000 in honour of her granddad on her Everyday Hero page, which will help us to continue providing the highest standard of care for patients in Greater Manchester.
Some of Keira’s earliest memories are visiting her granddad at St Ann’s. Tony, an electrician before working in telecoms, was a patient at the hospice and died of mesothelioma cancer in January 2016, aged 61.
Keira knew her granddad as Gogo and can remember riding on his wheelchair in the hospice when she was 17 months old. St Ann's gave them some quality time together and she remembers it as a fun place. They did things there they couldn't do at home. We couldn't support Tony at home because he needed pain control. Keira is incredible and is really keen to do the walk. Lynda, Tony's wife