Your fundraising stories

Here are some of the stories from some of our fantastic supporters who have raised funds for St Ann's.

We're so grateful to our community for helping us to raise the thousands of pounds needed each and every year to keep our services running.

If you are interested in sharing your experience of fundraising to inspire others, please get in touch with our communications team by emailing

Dylan’s Story

Avid gamer Dylan raised over £1,300 for St Ann's during lockdown after completing a live stream gaming tournament.

Dave’s story

Dave wanted to thank St Ann’s for the care they gave his mum.

Keira’s story

Keira, aged four, fundraised in memory of her Gogo

The Shaw and Frank Families Story

The Shaw and Frank families took part in the Manchester Virtual Walk in 2019 to help raise vital funds for...

Philip from Philip Anthony Associates

Philip Anthony Associates Story

Philip Anthony Associates is supporting St Ann's throughout the year to help assist our supporters to write a Will and...

Shirley’s story

Shirley has volunteered with us for 20 years on reception, at fundraising events and in our shops. She reflects on...

Emma and Neil’s story

Emma and Neil cycled from Liverpool to Leeds in 24 hours. Emma tells us their story.

Spiral Group’s Story

The Spiral Group, a company based in Bolton, has been supporting St Ann's since 2019 when they took part in...

Matthew Watson of Butcher and Barlow LLP

Butcher and Barlow LLP Story

Butcher and Barlow LLP is supporting St Ann's throughout the year to help assist our supporters to write a Will...

Teresa’s Story

Supporter Teresa is taking on an extraordinary challenge in 2021 by running and walking 2021km in a bid to raise...

Sheila’s Story

Sheila Alam has been giving to St Ann's regularly after her son, Amjid, received care at our hospice before he...

Woodford Walkers Story

Woodford Walkers support St Ann’s in Midnight Walk style.

Matt’s Story

Supporter Matt will tackle the National Three Peaks Challenge this month in memory of his late uncle.

Adam Collis - schoolboy fundraiser

Adam’s Story

Schoolboy, Adam Collis spent half-term cycling 50 laps around his local park in a bid to raise vital funds for...

Jodie, Amanda and Sarah’s Story

Jodie, along with 27 supporters took on the Manchester Virtual Walk in aid of St Ann's in tribute to her...

Sam’s Story

Supporter, Sam raised over £800 for St Ann's by taking on a marathon in aid of St Ann's in memory...

Susan’s Story

Susan braved the shave for St Ann's by cutting off all her hair with friends, family and colleagues sponsoring her...

Natalie’s Story

St Ann's employee, Natalie Birmingham is taking on a 13.1 mile challenge, the equivalent to the Great North Run to...

Stan and Mike’s Story

Newsagents Stan and Mike have been collecting money for St Ann's for several years and during that time the pair...

John’s Story

Avid gardener John has been putting his green thumb to good use by hosting a range of virtual garden tours...

Tilly’s Story

Young supporter Tilly Taylor from Wigan has chopped off more than ten inches of her hair to raise money for...

John & Joyce’s story

John and Joyce made their Will during St Ann’s Will Week. Joyce tells us about their experience.

Chris and Sarah’s Story

Supporters Sarah and Chris Wilson raised over £1,900 for St Ann's after hosting virtual bingo fundraisers throughout lockdown.

James and Andrew’s Story

Supporters James Hoskison and Andrew Wilding along with 30 other walkers took on the Walk of Hope, a 12-mile challenge...

The Kelly family’s story

The Kellys have taken part in a number of different fundraising events, from runs to cake sales to open mic...

Maria’s Story

Maria Johnson is running the Great Manchester Run for St Ann's

Barbara Thackray 10K run fundraising

Barbara’s story

Barbara took her first 10k race in her stride at the ripe age of 77, finishing in a creditable time...