Stockport Express

It’s great to be back home and lend my support


I FIRST became involved with St Ann’s Hospice as a fundraisin­g volunteer while at university.

I knew I wanted to work for a charity when I was a student, and volunteeri­ng for a day a week during my studies was a great way to gain invaluable experience. Eventually, this led me to my first job after university in the St Ann’s fundraisin­g team! After leaving St Ann’s, I went on to work with some bigger charities, most recently at the Co-op’s HQ working on its national charity partnershi­p. This experience has given me great insight into the support businesses expect from their charity partner.

I’m delighted to have returned to St Ann’s where I’m working to increase the amount of business support for our campaign to build a new hospice in Heald Green.

Re-joining St Ann’s honestly feels like coming home. My main remit will be working to increase the level of support the hospice receives from the business community and helping those businesses who have already pledged to sponsor rooms, achieve their fundraisin­g goals.

I’m really looking forward to meeting our amazing partners and am keen to network and speak to as many new businesses as possible about our exciting new plans for the hospice. If you own a business or work for a company that might get involved in supporting the hospice, I would love to hear from you.

There are so many ways to support our new hospice appeal from choosing us as charity of the year, payroll giving to taking on a challenge such as entering a team in the Tour de Manc cycle this April or our St Ann’s Golf day on May 11. We also have a range of sponsorshi­p options available for businesses wishing to sponsor aspects of the new hospice. Whether you buy a brick or take part in a big collective push to sponsor a patient bedroom, it all makes an incredible difference.

I’m also making sure I raise money for the Build It Together appeal too – I’m a member of Chorlton Runners and I’m preparing to take part in the Stanza Stones Ultra! This is a 24 hour, 50-mile route which takes place in Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters as well as the Stanza Stones, well known for having poems by Simon Armitage inscribed on them before finishing in Ilkley.

You can get in touch with me at and on 07872 373 560. You can also sponsor me on my Just Giving page –­g/lizs50mile­ultra.

 ?? ?? ●●Liz Greenwood.
●●Liz Greenwood.

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