St Ann’s is 50!

Thanks to the fantastic support of our local communities we are one of the oldest hospices in the UK. We’re incredibly proud of everything your support has enabled us to achieve over the last half a century. Our birthday is 17th May 2021. Please join us throughout the year in celebrating this magnificent milestone by helping us to raise as much money as possible.

Pick how you’d like to support us from the list below, or download our leaflet at the bottom of this page.

In doing so, you’ll be helping us to ensure we can continue caring this year, and for another 50 years and beyond too…

1. Take part in the Virtual Manchester Midnight Walk

Our flagship fundraising event takes on a virtual twist…and a cool 70s vibe in honour of our birthday.

Find out more here: www.sah.org.uk/mmwalk

2. Follow St Ann’s on social media

Help us spread the word on:
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

3. Buy a balloon

Join our virtual balloon race with your own personalised balloon.

Find out more here: www.sah.org.uk/balloonrace

4. Join our Golf Day

Join us at the prestigious Dunham Golf Club on 13 May – teams of four.

For more information, or to sign up now click here: www.sah.org.uk/golf-day

5. Sponsor for 50

Get sponsored to read 50 books, sing 50 songs, tell 50 jokes…it’s up to you!

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

6. Dedicate a Forget Me Not to a loved one

Join our annual spring celebration of remembrance.

More information will be available here soon: www.sah.org.uk/forget-me-not

7. Donate 50 items to a St Ann’s shop

Help us stock our shops in our 50th year. Find out more about our shops now: www.sah.org.uk/shop

8. Pop on a pin

Buy and wear one of our exclusive 50th pins to show you support to us.

Keep an eye on our online shops as these limited edition badges will be available soon: www.sah.org.uk/shop-online

9. Buy a loved one a St Ann’s lottery gift voucher

They get a gift and could win in our weekly draw – our patients win too thanks to your generosity!

Find out more on our lottery website.

10. Take part in our 50th anniversary raffle

Be in with a chance of winning thousands of pounds in our birthday raffle!

More information on how to get your tickets will be available here: www.sah.org.uk/raffle

11. Throw 50 coins into the Trafford Centre fountains

Create a splash for St Ann’s with our partner The Trafford Centre.

Find out more on the Trafford Centre’s website.

12. Bake 50!

Pop on your apron and rustle up 50 baked treats to sell to your friends.

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

13. Go golden for St Ann’s

Hold a gold themed get together in honour of our birthday.

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

14. Flower Power

Open your garden to visitors for a small donation.

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

15. Turning 50? (or not?)

Dedicate your birthday party to St Ann’s.

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

16. Knit or crochet 50

Follow an online pattern and knit or crochet 50 Forget-Me-Nots to sell.

Find out more now: www.sah.org.uk/knit-crochet

17. Collect 50!

Can you find 50 gold coloured items to donate to our Summer and/or Christmas Fairs?

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

18. Give it up for 50!

Get sponsored to cut out your favourite thing for 50 minutes, 50 hours, 50 days, or 50 weeks…

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

19. Cheer at the Football

We’re planning an exciting celebrity charity football match, so keep an eye on this link for more details…

www.sah.org.uk/football

20. Grow 50

Plant happiness, grow 50 plants to sell to neighbours and friends in aid of St Ann’s.

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

21. Dress 70s day

Dig out your flares and show some flower power fashion in honour of the decade St Ann’s opened.

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

22. 50 hole challenge

Grab your golf clubs and get sponsored to complete the course 2.7 times.

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

23. 50 song karaoke challenge

Warm up your vocal chords to sing all your favourites and more.

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

24. Race 50 ducks in a river or stream

A quacking way to raise money!

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

25. Dress up gold day

All that glitters is gold! Dress to impress!

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

26. Facebook 50

Add Facebook donate to your profile and encourage 50 friends to donate to St Ann’s.

It’s really simple to set up and 100% of the donation goes to St Ann’s: www.facebook.com/fund/stannshospice/

27. Go blue for St Ann’s

Dress up in blue, eat blue food if you dare!

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

28. Dance 50!

Load up your favourite tunes, invite your friend and dance the night away

Find out more about this, and other ways to set up your own fundraising activity here: www.sah.org.uk/fundraisingpack

29. Donate £50 over a year

Set up a regular donation of £4.16 a month here now: www.sah.org.uk/donate

30. Donate £50

Donate a Golden Gift of £50 here now: www.sah.org.uk/donate

31. Fund 50 minutes!

50 minutes of our specialist care costs £694.44 – will you help?

Donate now here: www.sah.org.uk/donate

32. Cube of 50

Order a free money cube and return it full of 50p coins to help fund our care.

Order your free cube here: www.sah.org.uk/cube-of-50/

33. Attend our 50th Anniversary Ball

We’ll be dancing the night away in the Autumn – keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for more information! www.sah.org.uk/birthday-ball

34. Sign up to the St Ann’s Lottery

Play our weekly lottery for a chance to win our weekly £2,000 jackpot, many more prizes, and a weekly rollover too!

Find out more, or play online now at www.sah.org.uk/lottery

35. Ride 50!

Static or moving, pick a distance and get going!

Pedal on over to this page to find out more now: www.sah.org.uk/join-team-st-anns/

36. Leave a gift to St Ann’s in your Will

Help us protect the future of St Ann’s with a gift in your Will.

Find out about how you can leave a lasting legacy now here: www.sah.org.uk/legacy

37. Dedicate a light at Christmas to a loved one

Join in our annual Light up a Life celebration of remembrance.

Find out how to be part of our special 50th anniversary Light up a Life here: www.sah.org.uk/light

38. Buy a Forget Me Not

Dedicate a steel Forget Me Not in our beautiful birthday installation and then keep it as a memento in your own home or garden.

Find out more here: www.sah.org.uk/buy-a-flower

39. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie!

At the end of a busy year, join our Christmas Fair and mince pie!

Please visit www.sah.org.uk/fairs for more information.

40. Walk 50

50 metres, 50km, or 50 miles – choose your distance and off you go!

Find out more about how you can be part of #TeamStAnns now here: www.sah.org.uk/join-team-st-anns

41. Join #TeamStAnns in the Great Manchester Run

Pound the streets of Manchester in the city’s greatest race. Be part of it now!

Click here for more information: www.sah.org.uk/gmr

42. Sell our scratch cards

We will have special 50th birthday scratch cards available. Order your birthday scratch cards here: www.sah.org.uk/scratchcards/

43. Donate your Christmas tree to St Ann’s

Help the environment and recycle your real tree with our partners at Justhelping!

You can register your tree in December and January here: www.charityxmastreecollection.com

44. Swim 50!

Splash out for St Ann’s. 50 laps, 50km, 50 miles…the choice is yours!

Find out more about how to join #TeamStAnns here: www.sah.org.uk/join-team-st-anns

45. Collect £50

Join our team of bucket collectors and aim to collect £50 in two hours.

Find out more about volunteering your time to help us raise money now: www.sah.org.uk/fundraising-volunteers

46. Run 50!

Choose your distance – 50 laps of the park, 50km or 50 miles. On your marks, get set, go!

Find out more and sign up to take part in a physical challenge for St Ann’s now: www.sah.org.uk/join-team-st-anns

47. Share your story

If you have a connection with St Ann’s through our care, as a volunteer, or supporter, please get in touch and share your story.

Email: communications@sah.org.uk

48. Volunteer 50!

50 hours or 50 days, give your time to help St Ann’s.

Find out more about ways you can volunteer to help the hospice: www.sah.org.uk/volunteer

49. Name that tune!

Help us build our 50th anniversary playlist – more details coming soon!

50. Display a window sticker at home or in the car

Show your support for St Ann’s by displaying our window sticker. Order your window sticker today: www.sah.org.uk/window-sticker