Rachel takes on fundraising walk on her birthday

The Manchester Midnight Walk was tinged with sadness and happiness for birthday girl Rachel Boys-Newton.

By News Team on May 24, 2022

Five years ago Rachel gave birth to daughter Florence, but within 48 hours her father-in-law Trevor Sills died after several weeks as a patient at our hospice.

Rachel’s mum Gail joined her on our annual 10k Manchester Midnight Walk through the city centre to mark her birthday and honour Trevor’s memory.

Rachel, from Hazel Grove, said: “It’s a night of celebration and commiserations really for us both. I lived just across the road from St Ann’s in Heald Green when Florence was born.

“My father-in-law knew she was coming and fortunately just managed to hold on until his granddaughter was born.

“It’s the first chance I’ve had to do the walk. I missed it the following year when I had an operation and then lockdown came.”