STAFF at Pendleside Hospice are asking local residents to raise money for the charity by joining 40,000 people who will be taking part in the Great Manchester Run.

The nation's favourite 10k running event will take place Sunday, May 18 on a vibrant course through Manchester city centre.

People are asked to sign up online at and the hospice will provide runners with sponsor forms and fundraising support.

The event is for runners of all abilities and there is live music from ‘bands on the run’ to keep participants motivated every step of the way.

Call fundraising at the hospice on 01282 440120 for more information.