Manchester Virtual Walk 2021

Our flagship fundraising event, the sponsored Manchester Virtual Walk, is back for our 50th birthday, this time with a cool 70s twist!

May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Join us this May for our 50th birthday virtual sponsored walk, now with a cool 70s theme! So get your groovy looks at the ready for our 10km challenge.

Our iconic event will take place on our birthday weekend from the 14th-17th May, marking the moment St Ann’s opened its doors in 1971. The walk can be completed wherever and however you want, whether you do the 10km in a day, over the weekend or 10km each day.

Our Manchester Virtual Walk, a twist on our iconic Manchester Midnight Walk, is open to all ages and is flexible, so it is open to people of all abilities.

Get your tickets today for £10 per adult and £5 for children. 

Sign up at where you will receive a special Just Giving page link to share with your friends and family members, and don’t forget to join our Facebook group.

Upon completing the challenge all walkers will receive a unique Manchester Virtual Walk medal. To claim your medal, please email

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

  • A unique 50th t-shirt (adults only)*
  • 70s fancy dress optional
  • A unique Manchester Virtual Walk medal
  • A fundraising pack with fun ideas and tips
  • A friendly events team here to support you all the way

We’ll be sending your registration pack to you in early April with everything you need to get started with the Manchester Virtual Walk, including useful tips on how you can raise money for St Ann’s.

Don’t worry if you can’t complete it over our birthday weekend as our challenge is open throughout the month of May!

For more information, please do contact our Events Team by emailing or calling 0161 498 3631.

*Please note, we do not have t-shirt sizes for children, to get your child an adult size t-shirt, please purchase an adult ticket for them instead.

Supporter Carrie Burke has been fundraising for St Ann’s for many years and is taking on the Manchester Virtual Walk in 2021. In the video below, Carrie shares how St Ann’s supported her family, and why she’s joining this year’s walk.