Droylsden mother and daughter hit city streets for Midnight Walk

It wasn't the first time Gillian and Louise have taken on the challenge to raise funds for our patients...

By News Team on May 24, 2022

Cleaners Gillian Clarke and Louise Davies were happy to be pounding the streets again in the Manchester Midnight Walk, raising funds for St Ann’s.

The Droylsden mother and daughter were regulars at our city centre 10k walk until the event was postponed for the last two years because of Covid.

Gillian was making her 15th appearance at the 10k walk, our flagship fundraising event which has raised more than £2m over almost two decades for the care of our patients.

Gillian said: “I missed one year when I was ill and started doing the walk after a work colleague’s son was cared for by St Ann’s. I liked it so much I’ve just carried on.

“I love everything about the walk. The atmosphere, meeting people and making friends and raising money for a good cause.”

The pair took part in a virtual walk in 2020 at the height of the pandemic.

Louise, who is also a carer, was doing the 10k walk for the sixth time. She said: “I love the whole vibe of the evening and it’s great to walk with my mum.”