Thanks to your generosity your new hospice is taking shape.

Every donation – large or small – takes us one step closer to our target.

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Thanks to your generosity your new hospice is taking shape.

Every donation – large or small – takes us one step closer to our target.

Donate Now

Follow the construction live from your living room and you can see how your donations are bringing our plans to life, for generations to come.

Over 50 years of caring for our local community

St Ann’s was founded in 1969 and we have been caring for local patients with life- limiting illnesses and their loved ones ever since.

Dr Moya Cole had the idea for a new hospice for Greater Manchester

Dr Moya Cole, from The Christie Hospital, informally approaches the Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend Dr William Greer, asking if local churches would join together to set up a hospice.

It took the considerable effort of dedicated volunteers to raise the funds needed to build the hospice. An appeal for £250,000 was launched and Manchester’s community took the cause to its heart.

Early fundraising initiatives included Granada Television’s offer in 1970 to open their Coronation Street outdoor street set to viewers on Bank Holiday weekends. Visitors were invited to donate a 10p ‘admission fee’ to walk the famous cobbled street, which brought in £3,000 for St Ann’s.

St Ann’s Hospice is founded

Over 50 years of caring for our local community.

St Ann’s was founded in 1969 and we have been caring for local patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones ever since.

Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

St Ann’s Hospice in Heald Green welcomed its first patients on 17 May 1971. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, officially opened the hospice in June 1971.

Expansion was needed

The need for a hospice in Greater Manchester was shown by the incredibly fast uptake of its services. It quickly became clear that expansion was needed, and, in 1975, planning began for a second hospice in the City of Salford to extend care across North Manchester.

HRH Princess Anne opens our second hospice in Little Hulton

Thanks to the tremendous support of the Greater Manchester community, the appeal to build a second hospice reached its target of £600,000. The first patients were welcomed at the Little Hulton site on 9 April 1979 and, continuing the royal tradition, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne officially opened the hospice a month later.

Options study

An options study is undertaken to look at how the Heald Green site will continue to deliver care in the future.

Site identified

The Trustees of St Ann’s Hospice secure an agreement to acquire the site adjacent to our current building and for the project to build a new building to commence.

Planning application is submitted

Planning application is submitted to Stockport Council to build a new St Ann’s Hospice.

Planning permission granted

Stockport Council grant planning permission for the hospice.

June 2022: Build it Together £2million fundraising campaign begins

The Build it Together public appeal is launched to raise funds for Manchester’s new hospice. Well-known locals, Lee Boardman and Jennifer James urge everyone in Stockport, Trafford, Manchester and Salford to get behind the appeal.

Jan 2023: £500,000 fundraising milestone reached

Thanks to our amazing supporters, we celebrated reaching the major milestone of raising £500,000 for our Build it Together appeal.

Sep 2023: Land sale is finalised

The acquisition of the land for the new hospice is finalised.

Oct 2023: The first spade in the ground

We celebrate with the local community and put the first spade in the ground for the building of the new hospice at a special event.

Feb 2024: Enabling works start on the land

Enabling works for the construction of the new hospice begin on the land.

Feb 2024: £1 million fundraising milestone reached

The Build it Together new hospice appeal reaches an amazing fundraising milestone of £1 million, thanks to the generosity of individuals and organisations in the local community and beyond. This also marks the halfway point in the public appeal.

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Our team

Together, our team of experts have been working hard to ensure our plans, the architecture of the building, and the legalities of the project are all in order. They have been working with teams across the hospice to ensure that the plans in place for the new building still meet the needs of our services, and that we can continue to keep our patients and their loved ones at the heart of everything we do.

Executive Team

New Build Team

Axi

Avison Young

Gateley

Gardiner and Theobald

Genr8

PRP Architects

Tace

TRP Structural Engineers

Truth

Tyler Grange

Our supporters

The plan to make St Ann’s dream hospice a reality is reliant on the generosity of charitable foundations, philanthropic individuals and the community of Greater Manchester, Cheshire and beyond.

We are grateful to the organisations and individuals below for their generosity in donations and pledges and to those who have chosen to remain anonymous. For patients. For families. For everybody in our community. You are helping to build St Ann’s New Hospice together. Thank you!

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Together, you have raised

 £1,177,208

 as of 20/5/2024 at 011:00

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We need a new St Ann’s Hospice. For patients.
For families. For everybody in our community.

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