Geoff goes over and above for St Ann’s

Anne Gaskill only spent the last hour of her life at St Ann's Hospice but those precious moments left a lasting impression on her family.

By News Team on November 19, 2019

Since Anne, a cleaner from Salford, died of cancer three years ago her husband Geoff has raised a staggering £10,311 for St Ann’s.

Anne didn't want to stay in hospital and wasn't well enough to go home. She wanted to go to St Ann's at Little Hulton and died soon after she got there. Anne had been diagnosed with bowel cancer five years earlier and the hospice had always been fantastic so that's why I started making donations. Geoff Brophy, Husband of Anne

Geoff has completed the Manchester to Blackpool cycle ride for the last three years and even a heart attack did not stop him.


I've had bad chest infections after the last two rides and almost gave up last time because of my asthma but was determined to finish. I'd like to thank my daughter Hannah, son Joseph and his wife Kaleigh and grandchildren Finley, Luchan and Ralphie for their support. Geoff Brophy

Family friend Lizzie Glass joined him on the first two rides and a donation of £1,500 from TK Maxx where her mum worked boosted their fundraising, along with a raffle at the Rovers Return, Salford.

Geoff is hoping sponsors can support next year’s ride. His group of 10 cyclists is looking for help with a van rental. Call him on 07939 607256.

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