Despite the inclement weather and the unwanted attentions from a herd of cows, the 20 walkers raised £1,200 in aid of 42nd Street, a charity which provides support services to young people aged 13 to 25.
The hospital has been supporting National Walking Month, including arranging walking activities for service users, and the staff charity walk, which took them round Dunham and River Bollin was part of that support.
Hospital Liaison Executive Hayley Atack, who organised the walk, said: “We are very proud to have raised so much money for such a fantastic, community-based charity that does so much to help young people living in the Manchester area.
“The walk reflects the Priory Group’s, the hospital’s and its staff’s recognition of the vital support that third sector organisations provide for people with mental health conditions.”
The Priory Hospital Altrincham, based in Hale, Cheshire, is an independent adult and adolescent mental health hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems. It has residential facilities for 47 patients, as well as day care and outpatient services.
Since 1980, 42nd Street has been providing support services to young people under stress and experiencing mental health problems.
It works with young people aged 13 to 25 living in Manchester, Salford and Trafford providing a range of services including counselling, individual support, group work and volunteering opportunities.