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Event List 2018

Whether it’s knitting, running, walking, lunching, golfing or being entertained, we have fundraising events to suit all tastes!

We hope you’ll take part in an event and enjoy supporting Francis House.


Sunday 22nd April

Virgin London Marathon | London

For further information check out our London Marathon page or contact Julie Williams : 0161 443 2200 julie.williams@francishouse.org.uk


Monday 23rd April

Open Day | Francis House Children’s Hospice, Didsbury 

Join us on a tour of Francis House and Francis Lodge and see how your donations help us to support hundreds of families from across Greater Manchester. Pop along at any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information contact the fundraising office on 0161 443 2200

Read more about our Open Day and new facilities here


Thursday 17th May

Hansons Antiques Valuations | Coach and Four, Wilmslow

Free valuations by a Hansons valuer. Bring along your antiques, jewellery, ceramics and collectibles, learn their history and their value. Voluntary donations to Francis House. Valuations held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Coach and Four, 69/71 Alderley Road, Wilmslow SK9 1PA.

Future dates every month until November. For more information contact the fundraising office: 0161 443 2200.

Hansons Valuations poster March to May


Saturday 19th May

Jimmy Cricket Comedy Show | Millgate Arts Centre, Delph, Saddleworth

A night of fun and frivolity with much-loved Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket.

Tickets £10 per adult, £5 per child with all proceeds to Francis House. Available from Tim Newbold: 07515 392462 or ticketsource.co.uk


Sunday 20th May

Great Manchester Run 10K and Half Marathon | Manchester City Centre

For further information check out our Great Manchester Run page or contact Julie Williams: 0161 443 2200 julie.williams@francishouse.org.uk


Sunday 10th June

Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge | Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield

Choose from a 13.6 mile trek or a 6.5 mile scavenger trail through the beautiful Macclesfield countryside.

£20pp for longer route, £15pp for shorter route. Under 16s can walk for free!

Further information can be seen on the Cheshire Three Peaks page or contact Rachel Astill: 0161 443 2200 rachel.astill@francishouse.org.uk


Thursday 14th June

Bridge Drive | Mobberley

Saturday 16th June

Concert in the barn  Mobberley

Tuesday 19th June

Ascot lunch | Mobberley

For further information on the above events contact Carole Geary: 01625 583995 carolegeary@aol.com


Saturday 23rd June

Ladybridge Singers Gala Concert | Holy Trinity Parish Church, Horwich

Featuring a broad selection of music and a performance from guest violinist, Matthew Chadbond. Raffle tickets and refreshments on offer. Starts 7:30 p.m.

Tickets £8 on the door or contact Harry Ainsworth: 01942 811021


Friday 29th June

Francis House Summer Ladies Lunch | The Principal Hotel, Manchester city centre

Join us for a ‘blooming’ good time with special guest ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’ winner  Jake Quickenden! Arrival drink, stalls, delicious 2 course lunch, accompanied by music from DJ Darren Proctor and singer songwriter Liam McClair in the stunning surroundings of The Principal Hotel.  Fashion show by Fuzzy Goose boutique, fundraising auction and more. Tickets £55 per person or £550 per table. Tickets including a goody bag £60 pp or £600 per table. Read more HERE

To book contact Lucy Thompson: 0161 443 2200 lucy.thompson@francishouse.org.uk 

View the poster here Ladies Lunch Flyer


Sunday 8th July

Summer Concert in Aid of Francis House | Gorton Monastery

The Gorton Philharmonic presents ‘An Afternoon at the Movies’ concert from 2.30 p.m.

Tickets £15 per Adult, £4 per accompanied Child. For more information and to book visit http://www.gortonphil.co.uk/8-july-2018/

Afternoon at the Movies poster


Thursday 6th September

Annual Golf Day | Stockport Golf Club

For more details or to express interest in entering a team contact Lucy Thompson: 0161 443 2200

Stockport Golf Day poster 2018


Friday 28th September

Golf Day | Lytham Green Drive Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes

Texas Scramble teams of 4, Win £150 golf equipment voucher, Team prizes, Auction, 2 Course dinner at 6.30 pm, Large screen for showing Ryder Cup. Registration £35 for members, £53 for non members. Registration 10am. To book contact Jim Savage: 07738 785535

Supported by Kingsland Drinks, Francis House charity partner of year. Charity Golf Poster


Saturday 3rd November

Open Day | Francis House Children’s Hospice, Didsbury 

Join us on a tour of Francis House and Francis Lodge and see how your donations help us to support hundreds of families from across Greater Manchester. Pop along at any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information contact the fundraising office on 0161 443 2200.


Friday 7th December

Francis House Christmas Ball | The Mere Golf Resort and Spa

Read about our 2017 Hollywood Ball Here For more information contact Lucy Thompson: 0161 443 2200 lucy.thompson@francishouse.org.uk