Fun of the fair this July at St Ann’s Hospice

St Anns Hospice charity collection
Ann Garside collecting donations at a recent St Ann’s fair

A local charity is holding two special fundraising events in Greater Manchester this summer, to help raise funds to support local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

St Ann’s Hospice – which cares for and supports thousands of local people each year at its sites in Heald Green, Little Hulton and the Neil Cliffe Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as via a range of community and outreach services – is holding two family-friendly summer fairs to kick off the holidays in style.

The summer fairs will take place on Sunday, July 21, from 12 noon to 3pm, and will be held at the hospice’s sites on St Ann’s Road North in Heald Green and on Meadowsweet Lane (off Peel Lane) in Little Hulton.

Each fair will include a range of stalls and refreshments, as well as activities, facepainting, tombolas and raffles.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said:  “St Ann’s will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, and we’re proud to have been part of our local communities for all of those years.

“We simply couldn’t care for our patients and their families without those local communities, and we really value the amazing support we receive every single day from people across Greater Manchester.

“Our annual summer fairs are always a highlight of our fundraising calendar, and we look forward to seeing families and friends gathering together to have a great time whilst raising money for our patients.

“Everyone is welcome, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.”

Entry to the fairs is just £1, with accompanied children free.

For more information on the summer fairs, or other forthcoming St Ann’s fundraising events or activities, please call 0161 498 3631 or visit the website at