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T Ann’s Hospice is shar­ing its ex­per­tise with tal­ented health care staff from Lithua­nia.

Med­i­cal stu­dent Povi­las Danielius, left, and health psy­chol­o­gist Gryte Bal­syte, right, from Kau­nas, spent a week at HEALTH care worker Car­rie Clarke was so touched by the brav­ery of two women that she is tak­ing part in a spe­cial char­ity walk in their hon­our.

Car­rie, from Knutsford, will join about 2,000 walk­ers in the Manch­ester Mid­night Walk or­gan­ised by St Ann’s Hospice on Fri­day, June 19.

It is her way of pay­ing trib­ute to Caron Burns and Bev Lee, close friends who died within the last 13 months.

Car­rie, who sup­ports pa­tients with com­plex care needs, looked af­ter Caron, from Tim­per­ley, for 16 months af­ter she left hos­pi­tal.

Caron, a mum-of-two, had been di­ag­nosed with multi-sys­tem at­ro­phy, a pro­gres­sive neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion, some 10 years be­fore she died in March 2014, aged 48.

Car­rie met Bev, from Northen­den, through Caron and also be­came aware of her story which in­volved mul­ti­ple can­cer surgery be­fore she died in St Ann’s in Novem­ber.

Car­rie, who works for Pulse Com­mu­nity Health­care, said: “They were two ex­ceed­ingly spe­cial ladies and I want to hon­our their mem­ory and raise money for St the Lit­tle Hulton hospice learn­ing more about pal­lia­tive care.

Their place­ments were part of an on­go­ing part­ner­ship be­tween St Ann’s and the Til­tas Trust, a UK char­ity set up eight years ago to share ex­pe­ri­ence and best prac­tice be­tween the Ann’s. I like walk­ing and will be do­ing the 10k walk with a friend Andy Wal­lis who’s had rel­a­tives treated by the hospice.”

The Manch­ester Mid­night Walk leaves Manch­ester Cen­tral at mid­night, with a mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment warm-up at the venue from 9pm.

The route cov­ers land­marks such as Manch­ester Cathe­dral, St Ann’s Square and Spin­ning­fields.

* En­try is £20; £15 for past walk­ers and £10 if aged 11 to 17. To reg­is­ter go to www.mmwalk.org. uk or call the St Ann’s fundrais­ing team on 0161 498 3631.

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