Emmerdale’s Chris Bisson on why he’s part of #TeamStAnns

By News Team on February 14, 2020

Wythenshawe born actor Chris Bisson is a proud supporter of St Ann’s, having taken part in many different activities for the hospice over the years – from running through a 4ft high wall of foam with his family in our Bubble Rush, to taking on the Great Manchester Run, or surprising patients on our wards.

Here, he talks about why he’s a proud member of #TeamStAnns and why he’s hoping you’ll join too by taking on a challenge in 2020.

I’ve met so many fantastic people from across Greater Manchester who have been supported by St Ann’s, and they always talk about the amazing care they received. When you walk into the hospice, there’s a wonderful feeling of calm and warmth, and it’s a very happy place too.  You can tell the patients and their families feel really at home there, and they’re confident in the care they’re receiving.  That’s so important, especially at such a hard time for families, and I’m proud to be able to raise money to help that care to continue.
When I was asked if I’d like to join #TeamStAnns for last year’s Great Manchester Run, I jumped at the chance to pull on my trainers and be part of the 141-strong team who took part. The atmosphere was amazing, and it was incredible to see so many people taking part to raise money for the hospice’s patients.
This year there are lots of challenges that members of #TeamStAnns can take part in, and there is something for any level of fitness, so even if you’re not used to walking or running or if you don’t have much time to train, please do still consider joining in next year.  Whatever the challenge, it’s such a rewarding feeling crossing that line, for many reasons – the sense of achievement of course, but also the feeling of knowing that every step has helped hospice patients and their families.  That’s such a great feeling.”

Join #TeamStAnns to take on a sporting challenge in 2020 and you’ll get:

  • A #TeamStAnns running vest
  • A fundraising pack with fun ideas and tips
  • Training and nutrition advice
  • A cheer point along the route
  • Regular meet-ups and a post-race reception
  • A friendly events team to support you, every step of the way

Do you want to join #TeamStAnns and take on your own challenge for 2020?

Please get in touch with the fundraising team on 0161 498 3631, email events@sah.org.uk, or click the link below to see some of the challenges coming up this year.

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