Natalie’s Midnight Walk challenge

Natalie had two reasons to take on our Manchester Midnight Walk this year.

By Claire Briscoe on May 24, 2022

Natalie Cheetham had two good reasons to take part in the Manchester Midnight Walk organised by our hospice this year.

Her late grandfather Harry Withington, from Droylsden, was one of the first patients treated by our charity in the 1970s.

Natalie, from Northenden, also needed the loving care of St Ann’s herself 12 years ago when she was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer.

Thankfully, her chemotherapy treatment worked and she received counselling and other therapeutic support at our sites in Heald Green and the Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital.

Natalie, who was joined by partner Jerry Howe at the 10k city centre walk, said: “It’s the first time I’ve taken part but I wanted to get involved because St Ann’s has been fabulous for me and my family. Walking is good for my own well being at the moment.”