St Ann’s Hospice abseil success as over £3,700 raised from those taking on the challenge!

Supporters of St Ann’s Hospice took on the Trafford Palazzo abseil on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June.

By Emily Higgins on August 1, 2023

Trafford Palazzo was busy all weekend as fundraisers and supporters took to the high ropes to take on the abseil.

Olivia has supported St Ann’s hospice since both her great-grandparents were cared for there. 

I got involved in the abseil because of the help St Ann’s Hospice gave to both of my great-grandparents. I lost them both to cancer unfortunately and the hospice provided them both with such amazing help and care. All the care that St Ann’s provide to others with similar conditions is amazing and that’s why I’ve got involved to help raise money! Olivia

Those participating for St Ann’s abseiled 170 feet down the side of the Trafford Palazzo tower with lots of other brave charity supporters! 

The weekend was open to other charities whose supporters can participate in the abseil and raise money for them. 

St Ann’s Hospice Corporate Fundraiser Gayle Shaw took on the challenge on Saturday, after watching her friend take part last year and being inspired.

I enjoyed it so much that I want to do it again, I was like a kid at Christmas! I took part to support St Ann’s Hospice but also did the challenge to make my dad proud as it would’ve been his 75th birthday. I wanted to mark his birthday with something special. It really was a great weekend and we can’t wait for next year’s event! Everyone is so supportive as you abseil down and you get cheered on the whole time. All the money raised will help our hospice keep providing specialist care and support to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across Greater Manchester. Gayle Shaw

The abseil raised over £3,700, an incredible amount that will make a real difference to the charity. 

Another supporter, Rachel Wallace, took on the challenge, she says:

I’ve been doing the midnight walks for as long as I can remember, when the abseil came up it was a no brainer! I’ve never done an abseil before! My mum would say I’m insane for doing it, but you only live once so this is for her and everyone in the care of St Ann’s Hospice. Rachel Wallace

For more information on upcoming events that you could take part in, please see St Ann’s website at