Nurses scale new heights for hospice patients

St Ann’s nurses (left to right) Lynsey Ayers, Suzanne Vale, Kat Pointon and Kirsty Bull

A group of nurses from St Ann’s Hospice will be scaling new heights in aid of their patients as they take on a daring abseil challenge – and they’re appealing for local people to join them.

Lynsey Ayers, Kat Pointon, Suzanne Vale, Kay Maddison and Kirsty Bull from St Ann’s Hospice are taking part in a free hanging descent abseil from a gantry in the middle of Manchester Velodrome to raise money for the charity.

Lynsey explained: “As nurses, no two days are ever the same, but this is certainly pushing the boundaries of what we’re used to! We’re excited and also nervous, but it’ll be amazing to take on the challenge in aid of our patients and their families.

“Working on the wards at St Ann’s we see first-hand the difference money raised from fundraising makes to the lives of our patients and their families. We’d love as many people as possible to sign up to join us on the day.

:It would be lovely to have as much support as possible, and it would certainly give us even more confidence for the challenge ahead!”

The abseil challenge is taking place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on November 3. There is a registration fee of £45 to take part, which will be refunded if you raise £200 in sponsorship for the hospice.

To sign up to join the St Ann’s nurses in their challenge, visit the hospice website.