Our birthday celebrations continue

Fifty years.  Half a century.  Five decades.  However you choose to look at it, celebrating a 50th birthday is an exciting time. 

By Rachel McMillan on August 26, 2021

Rachel McMillan sat in the hospice gardenholding a metal forget-me-not

At St Ann’s Hospice, we’re enjoying our anniversary celebrations throughout 2021 and there’s already been so much to shout about. 

At the start of the year we launched our special guide to 50 ways you can join in our celebrations and I’ve been thrilled to see so many people getting involved. 

From pledging to volunteer in our hospice shops, to taking part in one of our anniversary events and activities, people have really got behind our charity.   

Many have decided to use the number 50 as their hook for their fundraising too. Some have chosen to walk 50 miles over a period of time, others to sell squares in our special 50th anniversary scratch cards.  Some have chosen to get sponsored to sing 50 karaoke songs or play 50 games, while others have challenged themselves to cut out their favourite thing for 50 minutes, 50 hours or even 50 days.   

People can sing 50 songs, tell 50 jokes, or read 50 books, all while raising money for our patients and those closest to them, and it’s been so amazing seeing everyone thinking so creatively about how they can be part of this special moment in our history. 

We’ve also been pleased to hear that people are so excited that our birthday is also a special moment in the history of Stockport too.  St Ann’s is one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK, and we’ve had such lovely feedback from people who are proud to have our world-class specialist facility in their locality. 

If you have a connection to St Ann’s, or a story or memory to share, please do get in touch by emailing communications@sah.org.uk.  We’d love to hear from you.  

There’s still time to join in the celebrations too – visit www.sah.org.uk/birthday for more information and some ideas to hopefully spark your imagination.  

We’re looking forward to the rest of this special year, and ahead to the next half a century of care too. 

Get involved

Celebrate our 50th birthday with us! Choose one of our 50 ways to fundraise and join in the celebrations.

See our 50 ways to fundraise