Journalist takes on Midnight Walk hours before playing at Old Trafford

Broadcaster and author Andy Mitten took on our 10km walk just hours before donning his boots for his beloved Manchester United.

By News Team on May 24, 2022

Journalist and author Andy Mitten took part in the Manchester Midnight Walk – just hours before playing football at Old Trafford.

Andy joined hundreds of other walkers in the 10k stroll around the city centre to raise money for our patients.

The same day he donned his football boots to play for his beloved Manchester United in a charity legends match against Liverpool.

Andy was joined by wife Barbara and daughters Olivia (11) and Clara (8) at Manchester Cathedral where the walk began.

The family had just flown in from their home in Barcelona and they also spend time in Urmston where Andy is originally from.

After his late dad Charles spent his final few hours at our hospice in 2018, Andy and brothers Jonathan and Sam, plus two friends, cycled 1,200 miles from Barcelona to Old Trafford.

They raised more than £40,000 to buy an ambulance for our patients.

Andy said: “Clare and Olivia were keen to come along to the walk to honour the memory of their grandad.

“My dad received fantastic care at St Ann’s and we promised we’d give something back. The walk was a fabulous occasion and a great warm up for playing at Old Trafford.”