We’re inviting those walking on their own at our Manchester Midnight Walk to Bee-Friend each other and complete the 10km route around some of the city’s most iconic landmarks together.
We’ve launched the Bee-Friend scheme this year to give people doing the Midnight Walk on their own the opportunity to find someone else to walk with if they’d like to. In the past when the St Ann’s team have introduced solo walkers to each other on the night the result has often been a new friendship that’s lasted well beyond the event. There’ll be a Bee-Friend stand at the entrance to Manchester Cathedral and anyone who would like to be introduced to other walkers can just pop over for a coffee and a chat with the St Ann’s staff. We know that some people prefer to walk on their own but for anyone who doesn’t, this initiative will make it much easier to Bee-Friend someone to complete the walk with Eamonn O'Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice
Our Manchester Midnight Walk has raised more than £2million since it began thirteen years ago, and the money raised helps the hospice to continue providing specialist care to local patients and their families. St Ann’s is asking participants to support it by pledging to raise £100 in Midnight Walk sponsorship this year. This amount could fund its ambulance for a day or provide a two-hour specialist rehabilitation session for one of its patients.