Healthcare assistant Ann Grayson worked at St Ann’s Hospice in Little Hulton – and also died there as a patient in 2006. The hospice meant a lot to her, something her son Carl has always remembered.
Last year he grew a moustache as part of the Movember campaign, raising £500 in the process, and this year got a clean shave to do it all again. Regular Trevor Norton joined him for the challenge at the Joseph Holt pub.
The Union Tavern has been run by the Grayson family since 1985, Carl’s dad Danny having been landlord for many years.
Carl, who has older sisters Julie and Joanne, said: “I remember as a child going to St Ann’s to meet my mum and when she was a patient she was cared for by colleagues who knew her from her days working there.
“Mum was only 64 when she died and the care she received was excellent. I want to thank everyone who‘s made donations to support such a fantastic charity.”
We’re hugely grateful to Carl, his family and all of the regulars at the Union Tavern for their amazing fundraising efforts for our patients. It’s so humbling to hear Carl’s kind words about St Ann’s and the care his mum received. We really appreciate everything they’re doing to support us, especially at this really difficult time when lots of our fundraising events and activities have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Thanks so much for your support. Rachel McMillan, St Ann's Chief Executive