“There’s a real team spirit when you take part in St Ann’s Hospice’s Manchester Midnight Walk, it’s a night to remember!”

Written by Faye Howard, supporter of St Ann’s Hospice

By Teagan Earith on April 13, 2023

My dad and I took part in last year’s Manchester Midnight Walk in memory of my mum, who was a patient at St Ann’s Hospice and received excellent care there.

We’re encouraging everyone to take part in this years Manchester Midnight Walk on Friday 9th June to join in with the fun!

St Ann’s Hospice is really close to our hearts as my mum, Mel, battled cancer for two years and throughout that time had many counselling sessions at St Ann’s Hospice.

My dad and I also have had counselling from the hospice which helped us massively. We’ve been raising money for the hospice since mum died there in 2016. The Midnight Walk was the most fun event and we loved getting together with so many people to celebrate the incredible work St Ann’s Hospice does.

I’m so grateful that the hospice offers so many services to families that have lost a loved one, they took on everything for us so that we could just enjoy the time we had left with her. Faye Howard, Supporter

She was still a human right up until she died, it really comforted us to see how well she was being cared for. It speaks volumes that we still visit the hospice and reflect on the fond memories we have there.

This year St Ann’s Hospice’s theme is glitter and glow, so you can bring some sparkle to the walk and light up the streets of Manchester with other supporters!

In the last 17 years of Manchester Midnight Walk’s, the hospice has raised over £2.3 million to help the patients and the families they support. Faye Howard, Supporter

I took part in last year’s Midnight Walk with a group of friends and it really was a brilliant night. Everyone who takes part is so appreciated and there’s a real team spirit as everyone is there for the same purpose.

The music and atmosphere is so amazing that you forget the distance you walk and that it’s late at night – you’re having too much fun with the other supporters around you!

The sponsorship you raise will help the hospice to keep providing specialist care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across Greater Manchester.

It’s important to us that people know how incredible the hospice is, nothing was too much trouble for them, and they treat everyone with complete dignity – which made Mum’s last few days full of compassion and love. Faye Howard, Supporter

You can find more information and sign up online by clicking here or call 0161 498 3631.