Carpenter Ste Dorsey is building a new life in Australia without forgetting how St Ann’s Hospice has helped family and friends.
Ste (30) completed the Three Bridges Run along the banks of the Parramatta River in Sydney in November to raise funds for a charity close to his heart.
His auntie Bernadette Murray was a patient at the Heald Green hospice before she died of cancer in 2013, aged 56.
Ken Graham (67), stepfather to Ste’s fiancee Laura Glendining, was also treated by St Ann’s before he died of cancer in September shortly after he retired.
Ste left home in Altrincham a few months ago to start work Down Under. Laura and 10-month-old daughter Scarlett will join them next year.
His mum Ann-Marie, from Timperley, and other family members have raised funds for St Ann’s with coffee mornings and taking part in the Manchester Midnight Walk.
St Ann's did such a good job caring for my auntie and stepfather-in law we couldn't have asked for any more. Our families felt so at ease in the comfort and care of the hospice. I know how much St Ann's relies on fundraising so that's why I decided to do the 21k run out here. It was quite a struggle because I had six metal plates in my body after a car accident when I was 22. We're coming out here for a better life. There's more work opportunities for me and a lot more sunshine! Ste Dorsey