Posted by Editor on 6th December 2012 at 01:43 PM
Corrie star backs Little Hulton hospice appeal
Coronation Street actor Andy Whyment has chosen a special way to remember his grandmother this Christmas.
Andy, who plays Kirk Sutherland in the long-running ITV soap, is dedicating a light on a Christmas tree at St Ann’s Hospice where she was treated.
Ruth Dewitt, aged 80, lived in Little Hulton and spent her final days in her local hospice before her death last year.
“All the staff at the hospice were amazing with my nana and made her feel very comfortable,” said Andy. “I know it was the only place she wanted to spend her last few days and all our family were so pleased with the treatment she received.”
Andy, who last year organised a golf day with fellow Corrie actor Alan Halsall raising £10,000 for the hospice, will now receive a personalised card containing his dedication.
Hundreds of St Ann’s supporters have joined the Light Up A Life Appeal to celebrate the life of someone special.
“The festive season can be a very difficult time of year if you can’t be with someone you love or if you’ve lost a loved one,” said Rev. Peter O’Brien, Chaplain at St Ann’s Hospice, which provides free care for more than 3,000 adults with life-limiting illnesses each year in Greater Manchester.
“You can dedicate a light to anyone you choose and they don’t need to have been a patient at the hospice. Light Up a Life is essentially an opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special.”
To dedicate a light go to the St Anns Hospice website or call 0161 498 3631.
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