Care home donates fee to St Ann’s Hospice after Coronation Street filming

Abney Court donates to St Ann's Hospice
Abney Court's Pam Wilson, Leon Harney, and Sam Heaney

A local care home has donated £500 to St Ann’s Hospice after Coronation Street stars filmed moving scenes on their premises.

The Coronation Street actors swapped the Weatherfield cobbles for Care UK’s Abney Court, as they filmed the recent heartbreaking storyline of the death of character Sinead Osbourne from cervical cancer.

The care home, which was depicted as a hospice in the programme, received a fee from the production company for its help, and kindly decided to make a donation to the local hospice in honour of the story.

Helen Parry, home manager at Abney Court in Cheadle, Stockport, said: “It was an easy decision to donate the money, as we always strive to give back to the community in any way we can.

“St Ann’s Hospice was the obvious choice because of the incredible work they do providing a completely free service to people with life-limiting illnesses.

“Some residents are big fans of Coronation Street, so we were excited when we were picked to be a location.

“The day of filming was fantastic, the team and residents got to meet some of the stars of the show, including Rob Mallard, who plays Daniel, and Katie McGlynn, who plays Sinead. It was an incredibly memorable day for all.”

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, said: “Huge thanks to Abney Court for this extremely kind donation.  We really appreciate it and are grateful for their support.”