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Jamie Swaby (L) and Ben Horrigan (R), from digital media creators Studio 91, have challenged themselves to run the Great Manchester Run to raise funds for St Ann’s Hospice.
The pair are hoping to raise £1,000 for the Heald Green hospice charity by running the half marathon across the city-region on 21st May 2023. Studio 91 will also match donations up to the £1,000 target.
Funds raised will help St Ann’s Hospice build a new, state-of-the-art facility at its Heald Green site, and replace the 150-year-old building currently used by the charity for end-of-life care.
Managing Director Ben Horrigan was inspired to take on the challenge after working with St Ann’s Hospice for four years and learning more about how the charity is funded; he said:
“We’ve been producing video content for St Ann’s for four years, and in that time we’ve seen first-hand what a beautiful, necessary charity it is. Just a bunch of kind, hard-working people going above and beyond to help people die well. Before working with them, I had assumed they got all their funding from the NHS, but this isn’t the case. In fact, they need to raise about £20,000 a day just to keep their doors open. As they start to build their much-needed new facility, they need our support more than ever.”
To make a donation to support Ben and Jamie’s half marathon, visit the Studio 91 JustGiving Page.
Watch the video below to learn more about how St Ann’s Hospice plans to transform its care for those facing life-limiting illness in Stockport and Greater Manchester: