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Manchester Midday Walk

Schoolchildren in Manchester get their own version of the St Ann's Hospice Midnight Walk

Published on May 27th 2010.


Manchester Midday Walk

St Ann's Hospice have had a lot of success with their reinvention of the sponsored walk. Their 10k Manchester Midnight Walk gets thousands of people walking through the city centre on a summer's night to raise much-needed funds. It's open to people age 11 and over, which means that younger children are left out.

Unlike the Midnight Walk, there isn't one single route for this one. Schools apply for a supporters' pack which helps them to set up a walk, choosing their own route, distance, and if they like, a theme.

This year however, primary school children can take part in their own fundraising event – a Manchester Midday Walk on Friday 25 June. Unlike the Midnight Walk, there isn't one single route for this one. Schools apply for a supporters' pack which helps them to set up a walk, choosing their own route, distance, and if they like, a theme.

Children can get sponsored or pay a £1 entrance fee or collect money from parents, teachers and supporters on the day. Anything goes as long as they're raising money for the hospice and having fun.

St Ann's Hospice needs over £9m of funding every year, of which only 35 per cent is supplied by the government. The remainder is raised by the hospice itself.

The theme of this year’s Manchester Midnight Walk, which takes place on 2 July, is ‘A Night to Remember’ with everyone taking part being honoured as a St Ann’s Hospice ‘star’.

But as Liz Greenwood, youth fundraising officer at the hospice, says: “Stars don’t only shine at night and we wanted to give some of our young fundraising stars the chance to join in the fun and enjoy their own event. This is a new event and we hope that lots of schools across Greater Manchester will visit www.sah.org.uk/middaywalk to find out more and download a Midday Walk pack to help them organise their own walk.”

For more information please contact Liz on egreenwood@sah.org.uk or telephone 0161 498 3621.

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