Manchester Central, one of the UK’s leading events venues, has chosen St Ann’s Hospice as its Charity of Year until 2025.  

Over the next two years, Manchester Central will embark on big fundraising initiatives for its team to get behind, supported by the hospice’s fundraising staff, with the aim of raising £10,000 during the term of the partnership.  

Every year, Manchester Central asks its 120-strong team for suggestions for a charity to support. When put to a vote, St Ann’s Hospice was chosen to be the firm’s charity partner for the next two years. More than 90% of the Manchester Central team live in Greater Manchester and the Heald Green site is their local hospice.    

Lauren Hudson, Sustainability Advisor at Manchester Central, said: “St Ann’s Hospice provides incredible care and support for so many Manchester families and we’re thrilled to be working alongside them until 2025. Our team overwhelmingly voted for St Ann’s Hospice because it’s a charity close to their hearts. We will do all we can to raise awareness and money over the course of this partnership via creative fundraising initiatives.” 

Fundraising for charity is threaded throughout the venue’s activity already, with several initiatives already underway. So far, Play It Green team memberships have raised over £420 for St Ann’s Hospice.  

The Build It Together campaign is raising the final £2 million that St Ann’s Hospice needs to build their new hospice. This will replace their current Victorian building which is in urgent need of replacement as it needs continual and costly repairs.   

Liz Greenwood, Capital Partnerships Fundraiser, says: “We are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with Manchester Central. The support from the business has really boosted our fundraising and will have an amazing impact on the care we can provide to our patients and their loved ones. 

“We are very excited for our new hospice to come to life and support from businesses like this bring the reality of a new hospice ever closer.”  

The Build It Together campaign, which launched in June 2022, has already raised just under £610,000 and St Ann’s is urging people across Greater Manchester to get involved. 

To find out more information on how you can help St Ann’s Hospice with their Build It Together appeal, see their website here.