Early doors for walk landlady
A LANDLADY left her regulars before last orders to join the hospice’s flagship charity event.
Karen Williams, who runs the Crown Inn, Cheadle, joined fellow publicans Tricia Batty, Alison Mitchell and Jacqui Cathcart for the Manchester Midnight Walk.
The licensees were joined on the circuit of the city centre – which takes in landmarks such as Manchester Catherdral – by Mike and Chris Parsons from the Old Plough in Ashton-onMersey.
Chris has taken part in eight walks in memory of her parents Norma and Sam Stabler.
Off- duty bobbies dressed as cops and robbers were also on midnight patrol in Manchester. The officers, from Stockport West division, managed to raise more than £ 650 for the hospice.
Sergeant Phil Lowe entered into the spirit of the occasion by appearing as GMP mascot panda Constable Cub.
PC Rob Hetherington – whose beat includes Heald Green where one of the St Ann’s sites is based – wanted to help forge closer links with the community while raising funds for the important work the hospice does.