A brief visit over the city boundary into Salford during the Manchester Midnight Walk will provide a touching moment for family and friends of Marjorie Miles.
She was proud of her Salford roots so when walkers cross the River Irwell outside the Lowry Hotel on Friday, April 26, it will be a fitting stage of their journey.
Marjorie spent 48 hours as a patient at St Ann’s before she died of cancer last September, aged 70.
Husband Kevin, whom she married in Salford Cathedral, will be among the Buzzin for Miles team dressed as bees and raising funds for the charity.
Marjorie, who had retired from her job as an auxiliary nurse in the cancer ward at the old Pendlebury Children’s Hospital, wanted to spend her final days at the Little Hulton hospice.
Mum hadn't been feeling well and it was a shock and unexpected when we were told she had advanced cancer and nothing could be done. I'll always be grateful to St Ann's for their warmth and kindness caring for my mum. I can't praise them enough. All hospices do incredible work but my heart will always be with St Ann's. Mum had a fun side to her and loved Salford and Manchester so we wanted to do something positive. We're also honouring the memory of my uncle Fred Rourke who was a patient at St Ann's. Daughter Joanne Cammish