St Ann’s Hospice asks youngsters to put their best feet forward at Parade in the Park

Parade in the Park for St Ann's Hospice
Families are being invited to take part in Parade in the Park for St Ann's Hospice

St Ann’s Hospice is launching a new fundraising event for children with Parade in the Park.

Parade in the Park is a 1km sponsored walk for children and families to allow them to remember someone special, to raise money for St Ann’s and to have a fantastic afternoon full of fun.

The event is taking place on two days and at two parks in September so walkers can chose the one most convenient for them.

They can join the parade in Wythenshawe Park on Sunday, September 23, or Parr Fold Park in Walkden, Salford, on Sunday, September 30. Both events start at 10am and are open to children of all ages.

Fran Wilson, event organiser at St Ann’s, said “Our Manchester Midnight Walk is such a popular event every year, with hundreds of supporters taking part in the 10km sponsored walk.

“However, that event is for people over the age of eleven, and we’ve had lots of feedback that families would like to do something similar with their younger children.

“That’s why we’ve decided to run this new event and we hope to see lots of children there having a great time, whilst also raising money for a fantastic cause.”

There will be lots of activities and entertainment to keep the little ones happy and busy, and on the walk itself there will be lots of surprises.

“There will also be a memory area, where participants can tie a ribbon with a message to a loved one if they chose to do so. Fancy dress is encouraged for children and adults alike.

The event costs £7 for every child to take part, or for groups with three or more children it’s just £5 per child. Adults go free.

To find out more and register for the event, please visit  or contact the St Ann’s Events Team on 0161 498 3631 or


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