TWO daughters in Sale will be taking part in St Anne's Hospice's Manchester Midnight Walk to honour their father who died as a patient there.

It will be the second time that Carrie Burke and Leah Walker take part in the walk since they lost their dad, Mike in 2016

The sisters said: "A difficult time was made easier for all of us by the team at St Ann’s. There was such a warm feeling when we came in. As a family, we were always made to feel so welcome and comfortable, and we were so well supported.

“St Ann’s offers much more than medical care. Dad had laughed and joked his whole life and in the hospice he could be himself again, and we could get back to being his daughters rather than his carers.

“We’ve done lots of fundraising for St Ann’s since Dad died. We’ve raised around £6,000 so far and want to carry on. Last year was the first time we’d taken part in the Manchester Midnight Walk. We did it with lots of our family and friends and it was good fun, and we’ll be there again this year. It’s our way of saying thank you for looking after our Dad."

The walk is St Ann’s Hospice’s flagship fundraising event where around 1000 people will hit the streets in the city to support the local charity - this year with a new date and venue.

The walk will take place on April 27 and will begin and end at the Manchester Cathedral.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said: “The walk is such an amazing event, and it’s incredible to see so many people joining together to raise money for our cause. Many walkers take part in memory of loved ones, whilst others join in simply for a night of fun and fundraising to help us raise the money we need to continue providing our services.”

Interested walkers can sign up to take part in the 10km moonlit stroll now, by visiting the website or calling 0161 498 3631.