Most of us love to celebrate birthdays, making memories and spending time with those closest to us.
As one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK, we’re proud that this year at St Ann’s we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary in style.
There’s so much been going on already to mark our magnificent milestone, and so many local supporters have joined in to celebrate with us too.
From our special edition Manchester Virtual Walk, to our bloomingly brilliant garden at the Manchester Flower Show. From the incredibly moving art installation at the Trafford Centre made from a thousand metal forget-me-not flowers, to all of the individuals and groups joining us to take on a sporting challenge as part of our birthday year, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support and outpouring of love for our charity.
There’s still so much more to come as our anniversary year continues, and this month we’re proud to be the beneficiary of Stockport’s Gigantic Leap Frog Art Trail 2021 that will see 21 gigantic frogs hopping into Stockport town centre from 24th July until 26th September.
In 2019, Stockport’s first frog trail attracted thousands and thousands of new visitors, residents and families of all ages to the town centre, so we’re thrilled to be involved this year. It was fantastic to see so many excited children (and big children) seeking out all 19 giant frogs on the trail.
We’ll be leaping into action to be part of the trail this year, a year that has been incredibly difficult for all of us. We’re really grateful to Totally Stockport, Stockport’s Business Improvement District, for choosing us to benefit from the proceeds of the trail.
Giant One Stockport frogs will be hopping out across the borough too, so keep your eyes peeled to see how many you can spot.
As a charity that is only here because of that same community providing tremendous support for half a century, we’re proud that we’re able to continue caring thanks to the generous support of local people.