The Manchester Midnight Walk
Whether you’re walking for a loved one, or for fun, walk for St Ann’s Hospice and celebrate their 10th annual Manchester Midnight Walk on the 24th June and be a part of their biggest fundraising event of the year. This year, the charity are aiming to make their anniversary a bigger fundraising celebration than ever, so don’t miss out.
The 10km flat route starts at Manchester Central and takes in Manchester’s famous landmarks – Hilton Hotel, Old Granada Studios, MEN Arena, Northern Quarter, the universities and Spinningfields.
Manchester Central opens from 9pm, where you will be able to pick up your free goodie bag full of walk supplies, enjoy evening entertainment and decorate your official t-shirt. The route will do full circle and end back in Manchester Central, too, where you can pick up your finishing medal and celebrate.
Registration costs £20 for adults (18+), £10 for 11-17 year-olds, and £15 for previous adult walkers. The entry fee covers the cost of the event, so the charity asks you raise as much as you can in sponsorship money for St Ann’s Hospice.
NCP will also be supporting the Hospice by offering a discounted parking rate at specific car parks across the city. The closest to Manchester Central is directly under the building, but there are other situated in Oxford Road and Great Northern. Remember, you will need to validate your parking ticket at the parking validation desk on the night to get parking for £3 on the night.
About St Ann’s Hospice
St Ann’s Hospice provides many 24-hour, seven-day-a-week services to 3,000 patients and their families and carers per year.
The hospice helps those affected by life limiting illnesses, including cancer, at three different sites, as well as in people’s own homes. They work in partnership with primary care trusts, community services, voluntary organisations and acute hospitals and deliver tailored, unique care to each individual.
As one of the oldest hospices in the country, they have a history of offering first class care for decades; employing around 400 members of specialist staff and 800 volunteers, 40% of inpatients get to return home as a result of their treatment.
But despite the services being free of charge to all patients, St Ann’s Hospice has a £16,000 a day running cost and relies on the generosity of donations and supporters. If you can’t take part in the event but would still like to support the hospice, you can do so by clicking the donate link below.