John’s Story

Avid gardener John has been putting his green thumb to good use by hosting a range of virtual garden tours in aid of St Ann's.

Every month during lockdown, John, 58, has been live-streaming his garden to show how it develops over time, and is asking those viewing his updates to make a donation to our hospice. Since March, John has shared six streams online and has raised £1,160 for St Ann’s.  

I wanted to do this as a fundraising event and chose St Ann’s as it relies heavily on the support of the community. I recognise that Covid-19 has severely restricted the hospice’s ability to fundraise and I wanted to do something to help. John Bleasdale, Supporter

John has been making the videos in a simple yet engaging format were he walks through his garden, discussing individual plants and picking out a monthly highlight. To finish the videos off, John also shares a song that captures the mood.  

We are lucky to have such a valuable asset as St Ann’s in our community and it’s important that we support it for the future John Bleasdale, Supporter

We love to hear the exciting fundraising ideas that our supporters have. Whatever you decide to do, your support will help us to raise essential funds to provide world-class care to our patients.  

Get in touch with us on 0162 498 3631 or email to see how we can support you.