Step into Christmas

We are challenging you to complete 12,000 steps in your most Christmassy attire to step into the festive season on Friday 1st December!

You can walk or run to complete the distance, in your own time and at your own pace. There is no registration fee and every penny you raise will make a real difference. 

We’ll even send you a FREE t-shirt as a thank you! We would love as many people as possible to join in and raise what they can to support the patients and families we care for. 

How it works

  1. Join our Facebook group and follow the instructions to register for the challenge.
  2. We’ll send you a FREE Team St Ann’s t-shirt as a thank you.
  3. Complete your 12,000 step challenge on Friday 1st of December and share your progress with our Facebook group who will support you all the way.
  4. Ask your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to sponsor you.
  5. Don’t worry if you’re not on Facebook you can still register here or set up your JustGiving page here

If you have any questions, contact our friendly events team on 0161 498 3631 or email events@sah.org.uk

 

New Year’s Day Swim 2024

Do you enjoy open water swimming? Want to start 2024 with a splash?

We have teamed up with Uswim who are running their long established (13 years and counting!) New Year’s Day swim on Monday 1st January 2024 at  Dock 9, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.

Celebrate the start of a new year with family, friends and fellow cold water lovers! The invigorating water temperature will be 7c! The uber-friendly crowd and iconic Lowry Theatre backdrop guarantees top pics and crazy fun.

Will you be brave and bold and withstand the cold to take part in this year’s NYD’24 swim and get sponsored for St Ann’s Hospice?

Once you’ve signed up with Uswim you can set up your JustGiving fundraising page to support St Ann’s here.

If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch by emailing events@sah.org.uk or calling us on 0161 498 3631.

Don’t worry we won’t leave you out in the cold – our friendly events team will be on hand to help you all the way!

You can find out more information about the swim and book your place below.

Entry*

Adults (16+) £25.00

Young People (7-15yrs) £5.00

Swim Courses

There’ll be a 250m towfloat-compulsory course for competent swimmers who are then able to swim for as long as they safely want.

There is also a 100m non-towfloat course for swimmers who still want the buzz of a deliciously cold open water swim. Towfloats are still recommended though 🙂

Swim Timings

There will be TWO ‘waves’ of swimmers entering the water at 30 minute intervals based upon surnames.

Registration

10.15-11.15 am.

‘Wave’ Swim Times (based on surnames)*

1) A-H – 11.00am

2) I-Z –  11.30am

All swimmers to have left the water by 12pm.

*If attending with friends/family with different surnames its 100% cool if you simply swim together. No need to email regarding this, just turn up and let Uswim know on the day.

 

100km in August Challenge

It really is as simple as it sounds! 

We are challenging you to complete 100km throughout August. You can walk, run, swim, cycle or combine all four, in your own time and at your own pace.  There is no registration fee and every penny you raise will make a difference. 

We’ll even send you a free t-shirt for you to wear with pride throughout the challenge! We would love as many people as possible to join in and raise what you can to support the patients and families we care for. 

How it works 

  1. Join our Facebook group and follow the instructions to register for the challenge.
  2. We’ll send you a FREE Team St Ann’s t-shirt to wear with pride throughout the challenge.
  3. Complete your challenge during August and share your progress with our Facebook group who will support you all the way.
  4. Ask your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to sponsor you throughout the month
  5. Don’t worry if you’re not on Facebook you can still register here.

Frequently asked questions 

  • What is the 100km in August Challenge all about? 

100km in August is a fundraising challenge for St Ann’s Hospice. Join hundreds of incredible St Ann’s Hospice supporters in taking on 100 Kilometres in the month of August. You can complete your Kilometres however you like – run, walk, cycle or swim (or a combination of all four)! The important thing is to get out and get moving to raise funds for those who need us most. 

  • How do I get started? 

The first thing to do is join our Facebook Group.  Click Join Now to register, get your free t shirt, meet other amazing fundraisers and get loads of tips and ideas for your challenge. 

  • Do I have to be on Facebook to take part? 

You can still take part if you aren’t on Facebook by registering with this link and then setting up a JustGiving page. However if you are on Facebook, it really helps us if you fundraise through that platform. We’re a small team and using the platform helps us provide you with more support and it helps us streamline our admin.  

  • Do I have to use Facebook Fundraising or can I set-up a JustGiving page? 

As the challenge is being run through Facebook we would prefer all participants to fundraise through the Facebook fundraising pages provided as it helps us to easily monitor the event and to minimise costs. However, if you prefer to use JustGiving, please register for the challenge using this link.

  • Is there a minimum fundraising amount? 

For this challenge we have set a sponsorship target of £150 however we just ask that you set up a fundraising page and do your very best! Your fundraising will go to St Ann’s Hospice and help us to continue to provide our services. 

  • Can I be sponsored by someone who is not on Facebook? 

If someone would like to donate to your challenge and they don’t have Facebook the best thing is to collect their donation offline and then donate it directly to your fundraiser yourself.  We will also provide paper sponsorship forms when we send out your t-shirt, so that is another option.

  • Can I include my normal daily steps as part of my distance? 

Yes! We are happy for you to make the challenge personal to you, so if it makes sense for you to include those steps, we are happy for you to do so. 

  • How should I track my kilometres? 

It’s completely up to you! There are lots of apps and trackers available or you could go for good old fashioned pen and paper, why not ask others in the Facebook group? 

  • I’m not able to complete 100 Kilometres – can I still take part? 

Of course! This challenge is for everyone and every kilometre you complete will make a difference, the important thing is getting out and raising vital funds for St Ann’s Hospice. 

  • Any other questions?

Get in touch events@sah.org.uk 

Firewalk

Want to do something amazing?  We are looking for brave “soles” to take on our fundraising firewalk.

Can you take on the challenge to hotfoot it over 20ft of wood embers burning at 1236 degrees Fahrenheit and fundraise to support our patients and their loved ones?  The only thing holding you back is YOU!

The firewalk will take place on 5th November 2023 at our Little Hulton hospice and is open to anyone over the age of 14 (accompanied by an adult).

You’ll be in the safe hands of a Blaze ‘Fire Master’ instructor who will take you through a motivational Fear Buster session prior to the Firewalk, helping you to leap into this challenge feet first!

Format for the afternoon

2:00 pm Registration

2:30 pm Motivational Training

3:30 pm Fire is lit

4:00 pm Firewalk

Registration Fee:  Half price entry £15  (non-refundable)

Sponsorship: Set up your JustGiving Page here or alternatively you can download a paper sponsorship form below.  Sponsorship to be paid in by 6th December 2023.

Sponsorship Target: £150.00.  Please raise as much as you can to help us to continue our work supporting patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families.

Please help support our patients and raise as much as you can by taking part in our Firewalk. 

  • £101.20 could provide a two-hour specialist rehabilitation session to aid patients with personal activities of daily living to help maximise their mobility and independence
  • £200.00 could pay for a member of our community team to visit a patient in their home
  • £256.50 could pay for food for a month for one of our inpatients

Imagine how you will feel after Firewalking – if you can walk on fire, what else can you achieve if you put your mind to it?

To register complete the form below.  For more information contact the Events Team on 0161 498 3631 or email events@sah.org.uk.


Manchester Midnight Walk 2023

This year we’re asking you to glitter and glow for St Ann’s Hospice and bring some sparkle to a night to remember. We can’t wait for you to join us at Manchester Cathedral, to raise money for St Ann’s, enjoy the live entertainment and light up Manchester city centre once again.

See your city in a new light.  Take on an exciting challenge and walk 10km through Manchester’s streets at midnight. 

Manchester Midnight Walk details

11-17 years old £10 fixed price

Adult £20  

Group (minimum 4 people) £15  

Date: Friday 9th June, 2023

Location: Manchester Cathedral

Sponsorship: We ask that you support us by pledging to raise £100 in sponsorship. By raising this amount, you’ll make a massive difference to the patients and families we help every day.

What you get:

  • Walker information pack including fundraising tips
  • Medal and goody bag
  • Walker number to display on the night
  • Participation in the Manchester Midnight Walk and access to our event party, including live entertainment and a DJ
  • Glitter and face painting available on the night

Don’t delay, sign up today! 

Chester Zoo 10K

Run on behalf of St Ann’s in the Chester Zoo 10K! Join us at the incredible Chester Zoo for the unique opportunity to run a chip timed 10k that starts in the heart of the Zoo, that’s right you will be starting between the Rhinos, Elephants, Giraffes and Zebras!

REGISTRATION FEE –  £19.76 (inc booking fee)

We ask that you aim to raise £150 for vital funds for St Ann’s Hospice

Location: Chester Zoo, CH2 1EU

Date: Sunday 30th October

Join Team St Ann’s and you’ll get loads of perks, including:

  • A #TeamStAnns running vest
  • A fundraising pack with fun ideas and tips
  • Training advice
  • Temporary tattoos to decorate yourself with for the run
  • A friendly events team here to support you all the way

Sign up for your place and run for St Ann’s here

For more information on how to join Team St Ann’s for Chester Zoo 10K contact our Events Team at events@sah.org.uk or call us on 0161 498 3631. 

For information on how we process your data, please visit our privacy policy here: www.sah.org.uk/privacy-policy

 

Run For Charity – Event Registration Page

Run Alton Towers 10K

Join Team St Ann’s and take on the BRAND NEW Run Alton Towers 5K, 10K and Half marathon at the UK’s largest theme park! You are guaranteed a great day out with theme park entry and access to all the rides included in your entry!!

 

HALF PRICE REGISTRATION FEE OFFER –  £19.76 (inc booking fee)

We ask that you aim to raise £150 for vital funds for St Ann’s Hospice

Location:  Alton Towers, Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB

Date: Saturday 12th November 2022

Join Team St Ann’s and you’ll get loads of perks, including:

  • A #TeamStAnns running vest
  • A fundraising pack with fun ideas and tips
  • Training advice
  • Temporary tattoos to decorate yourself with for the run
  • A friendly events team here to support you all the way

Sign up for your place and run for St Ann’s here

For more information on how to join Team St Ann’s for the Run Alton Towers 10K contact our Events Team at events@sah.org.uk or call us on 0161 498 3631. 

For information on how we process your data, please visit our privacy policy here: www.sah.org.uk/privacy-policy

 

100km in September Challenge

We are challenging you to complete 100km throughout September to help us reach our £2 million target for our new Heald Green hospice. 

You can walk, run, swim, cycle or combine all four, in your own time and at your own pace.  There is no registration fee and every penny you raise will help us to build our new hospice.  

We’ll send you a FREE t-shirt to wear with pride throughout the challenge too!  We would love you to join in and raise what you can to help us build it together! 

How it works 

  1. Join our Facebook group and follow the instructions to register for the challenge.
  2. We’ll send you a FREE t-shirt to wear with pride throughout the challenge.
  3. Complete your challenge during September and share your progress in our private Facebook group, where we’ll support you all the way.
  4. Ask your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to sponsor you throughout the month
  5. Don’t worry if you’re not on Facebook – you can still register here.

Frequently asked questions 

  • What is the 100km in September Challenge all about? 

100km in September is a fundraising challenge for St Ann’s Hospice.  Join hundreds of incredible St Ann’s Hospice supporters in taking on 100 kilometres in the month of September.  You can complete your kilometres however you like – run, walk, cycle or swim (or a combination of all four)!  The important thing is to get out and get moving to raise funds for St Ann’s Build it together Appeal. 

  • How do I get started? 

The first thing to do is join our Facebook Group.  Just click Join Now and then you’ll be able to register, get your free t-shirt, meet other amazing fundraisers, and get loads of tips and ideas for your challenge. 

  • Do I have to be on Facebook to take part? 

You can still take part if you aren’t on Facebook by registering with this link  If you are on Facebook, we would prefer you to fundraise through that platform, as we will be able to provide you with more support and it helps us keep an accurate track of our team fundraising total. 

  • Do I have to use Facebook Fundraising or can I set-up a JustGiving page? 

As the challenge is being run through Facebook we would prefer all participants to fundraise through the Facebook fundraising pages provided as it helps us to easily monitor and to minimise costs.  However, if you have a strong desire to use JustGiving, you can register and set up your JustGiving page using this link

  • Is there a minimum fundraising amount? 

For this challenge we have set a sponsorship target of £150 however we just ask that you set up a fundraising page and do your very best! Your fundraising will go to St Ann’s Hospice Build it together appeal to help us reach our £2 million target. 

  • Can I be sponsored by someone who is not on Facebook?

If someone would like to donate to your challenge and they don’t have Facebook the best thing is to collect their donation offline and then donate it directly to your fundraiser yourself.  We will also send out sponsorship forms, in case people prefer to sponsor you that way.

  • Can I include my normal daily steps as part of my distance? 

Yes! We are happy for you to make the challenge personal to yourself, so if it makes sense for you to include those steps, we are happy for you to do so. 

  • How should I track my kilometres? 

It’s completely up to you!  There are lots of apps and trackers available, or you could go for good old fashioned pen and paper, why not ask others in the Facebook group? 

  • I want to do more than 100 kilometres – can I still take part? 

Of course!  This challenge is your challenge, so if you want to increase the target, go for it! Every kilometre you complete will make a difference, the important thing is getting out and raising vital funds for St Ann’s Hospice. 

  • I’m not able to complete 100 kilometres – can I still take part? 

Of course!  This challenge is for everyone, and every kilometre you complete will make a difference, the important thing is getting out and raising vital funds for St Ann’s Hospice. 

  • Any other questions?

Get in touch events@sah.org.uk