Lee Power and daughter Heather have given up the chance to watch their beloved Manchester City play United so they can honour someone much closer to their hearts.
Lee was poised to buy tickets for the derby match on Sunday, March 20, until Heather suggested they take part in the Colour Run instead organised by St Ann’s Hospice at Wythenshawe Park.
Both events are on the same day and there was only one winner as they decided to support the charity where Lee’s mum Edna worked as an auxiliary nurse for 20 years.
Lee, from Hazel Grove, said: “It was Heather’s idea to do the Colour Run in memory of her nana.
“It starts at 11 am and fortunately we should finish in plenty of time to watch the match on television, though we decided going to the game would have been too much of a rush.”
Edna, 75, died from a brain haemorrhage in April last year while on holiday.
Lee added: “St Ann’s held a special place in my mum’s heart. She worked on the night shift from 1976 until she had to retire early with a bad back.
“After she left, she still kept in touch with the nurses and they’d meet up and go out for lunch. She was also a big City fan and loved Vincent Kompany.”
Lee and Heather, 18, will be joined by family and friends of Alison Stock (47) who died of cancer in November and was a patient at St Ann’s. Her daughter Amy is also taking part.
Places are still available for the Colour Run after the capacity was increased to 2,000. Entrants will be showered with multi-coloured powder paint as they walk, run or jog the route.
To enter go to the St Ann’s website.