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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.

Wednesday 31st January

Bucket Collection | Manchester City Etihad Stadium 

5:30 p.m. start – Collection before the match between MCFC and West Bromwich Albion at 8pm

To register your involvement, or for more information contact Chris Swinton: 0161 443 2200

Monday 5th March

Easter Chick Appeal Deadline | Francis House Children’s Hospice, Didsbury

We need your knitted chicks sending in to us by Monday 5th March for us to distribute and sell to raise funds before Easter. For more information check out our Easter Chick Appeal page or contact Rachel Astill: 0161 443 2200

Sunday 18th March

Wilmslow Half Marathon | Wilmslow

For further information check out our Running page or contact Emma Rapley: 0161 443 2200

Sunday 22nd April

Virgin London Marathon | London

For further information check out our London Marathon page or contact Emma Rapley: 0161 443 2200

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

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 Emma Rapley: 0161 443 2200

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

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

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 Ladies Lunch | The Principal Hotel, Manchester city centre

Arrival drink, stalls, delicious 2 course lunch, accompanied by music from DJ Darren Proctor 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 goodie bag £60 pp or £660 per table. To book contact Lucy Thompson: 0161 443 2200

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

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

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