Your new hospice is taking shape

See below how we have got to this point and how our supporters are raising money.

Without the support of you and the community of Greater Manchester we will not be able to build our new St Ann’s Hospice. Please donate today.

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Your new hospice is taking shape

See below how we have got to this point and how our supporters are raising money.

Without the support of you and the community of Greater Manchester we will not be able to build our new St Ann’s Hospice. Please donate today.

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.

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  • 1967

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

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

    January 1, 1967
    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.

  • 1969

    St Ann’s Hospice is founded

    St Ann’s Hospice is founded

    January 1, 1969

    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.

  • 1971

    Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

    Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

    May 17, 1971
    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.

  • 1979

    HRH Princess Anne opens our second hospice in Little Hulton.

    HRH Princess Anne opens our second hospice in Little Hulton.

    May 9, 1979
    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.

  • 1988

    The Neil Cliffe Centre opens

    The Neil Cliffe Centre opens

    May 3, 1988
    The Neil Cliffe Centre opens

    St Ann’s adopted the running of The Neil Cliffe Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital.

    The Centre was founded by local businessman, Neil Cliffe, who realised he had nowhere to get support when he had cancer. After an extensive fundraising appeal, including a ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign, the centre was opened and its work continues today, providing support and rehabilitation for patients right through their illness – from diagnosis, through treatment, and afterwards too.

  • 2005

    Expansion was needed

    Expansion was needed

    January 1, 2005
    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.

  • 2015

    Options study

    Options study

    May 1, 2015
    Options study

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

  • 2019

    Site acquired

    Site acquired

    February 1, 2019
    Site acquired

    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.

  • 2020

    Planning application is submitted

    Planning application is submitted

    March 1, 2020
    Planning application is submitted

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

  • 2021

    Planning permission granted

    Planning permission granted

    April 1, 2021
    Planning permission granted

    Stockport Council grant planning permission for the hospice.

  • 2022

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

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

    June 1, 2022
    June 2022: Build it together £2million fundraising campaign begins

    The Let’s 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.

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

Genr8

PRP Architects

Gardiner and Theobald

Gateley

Avison Young

Tace

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!

The Beaverbrooks Foundation

Beesley and Co

Box Power

Bradbury Foundation

Chapel Golf Club

The Duchy of Lancaster

Eamonn O’Neal and

Jimmy Wagg

The Elise Pilkington

Charitable Trust

The Family and Friends

of Hazel Wilcock

The Family and Friends

of Raymond Donnelly

Garfield Weston Foundation

Genr8 Developments
LLP

Hall & Pickles

MDM Resources

The Sisters of the Apparition of St Joseph

Sesame Bankhall Group

Sellick Partnership

PRP Architects

Theodore Maxxy Charitable Trust

Together Money

The Wolfson
Foundation

Wythenshawe Amateurs Football Club

The Zochonis
Charitable Trust

Let’s build it together

Read about our fundraising ideas and resources.

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For patients. For families. For us all.

How the new hospice will support patients and families.

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Taking shape

Meet the teams behind the project and see the build in action.

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Together, you have raised

£171,303

as of 01/06/22 16:15

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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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