Reach new heights and help support your local hospice  

Will you go over the edge for St Ann’s Hospice?  

The hospice is appealing for local people brave enough to scale new heights by taking on a daring abseil challenge to raise much-needed funds for local patients. 

The Trafford Centre abseil, which is one of the largest abseil events in the North West, will take place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June, seeing participants taking on the 170 feet drop down the Barton Square Tower at the Trafford Centre. 

Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said: “It’s been a really challenging time for us during the pandemic, as our teams have worked hard to ensure care could continue for patients and those closest to them. 

“This latest challenge is one we’re hoping lots of local people will get behind, to try and help us raise as much money as possible to carry on providing that care.  Whether you’re planning your next corporate team-building day, or just looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush, we’d love you to join us.” 

Training will be provided on the day, and all safety equipment and guidance is included in the discounted ticket price of £25. Supporters are asked to aim for a minimum of £125 sponsorship to help to support the hospice’s patients, and the St Ann’s fundraising team will be on hand with lots of ideas to help participants achieve their fundraising goal.  

St Ann’s Hospice is one of three charities that benefits from the Trafford Centre’s Fountain Fund charity partnerships until December 2022.  

The hospice provides care and support for patients from its sites in Little Hulton and Heald Green, as well as via a range of community and outreach services.  It is one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK, and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.