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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.


Throughout September

STEPtember | Fundraising activity

Take part in the Francis House STEPtember Challenge and complete 10,000 steps across the 30 days of September!

To find out how to join in by visiting our STEPtember page.


Saturday 15th September

Brunch, Boutiques & Beauty | Gusto, Didsbury Village

Call the girls and make it a date! What better way of getting together than starting the day with a G & T,  a delicious choice of Brunch menu, tea or coffee, shopping and makeovers. Tickets £20 per person. To book a table call Gusto: 0161 445 8209.

Brunch Boutiques Beauty poster


Sunday 16th September

Concert | St Bartholomew’s Church, Wilmslow

Programme includes music from Beethoven and Brahms performed by Alison Burns – Cello and Jonathan Ellis – Piano. 3 p.m St Bartholomew’s Church, Chancel Lane, Wilmslow SK9 4AA.

Free entry with retiring collection for Francis House.  Tickets via www.ticketsource.co.uk/concerts-for-charities

For further information see the Concert Wilmslow  poster.


Thursday 20th September

Hansons Antiques Valuations | Coach and Four, Wilmslow

Free valuations by a Hansons expert 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.

Further dates on one Thursday every month include 18th October and 15th November

For more information contact Kate Puc in the fundraising office: 0161 443 2200.

August to November Hansons Valuations poster


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 6th October

Peel Tower Abseil | Bury

Daredevils wanted to join our abseil event and experience the thrill of a 128 ft drop! Peel Tower sits on Holcombe Hill, high above Greater Manchester overlooking the towns of Ramsbottom and Bury. Registration fee of £25 includes qualified and professional instructors, all equipment and management on the day. To book contact: julie.williams@francishouse.org.uk or call 0161 443 2200.

Peel Tower abseil poster


Thursday 18th October

Hansons Antiques Valuations | Coach and Four, Wilmslow

Free valuations by a Hansons expert 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.

Further dates include 15th November.

For more information contact Kate Puc in the fundraising office: 0161 443 2200.

August to November Hansons Valuations poster


Sunday 28th October until Sunday 9th December

Festival of Trees | Lowry Outlet, Salford Quays

Now in it’s 12th year the annual Festival of Christmas Trees will be on display featuring dozens of beautiful trees decorated by groups, businesses, sports clubs and even celebrities! Browse the trees or place a bid and the highest bidder gets to take home their favourite tree in time for Christmas!

To take part in decorating a tree this year download a Festival of Christmas Trees registration form today! For more information contact Mary Gillatt: 07876 024 716


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.

Read about our Open Day in April HERE


Wednesday 5th December

Memory Lights | East Didsbury Methodist Church

For more information visit our page Memory Lights or contact Pauline Armitage: 0161 434 7252


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

Save the Date Flyer


Saturday 8th December

Bungee Jump | Salford Quays

Not for the faint hearted a 160 ft Bungee Jump at Salford Quays on Saturday 8th Decemeber 2018. Places cost £69.00 and pre-booking is essential.  Event timings 10 am to 6 pm. For more information visit our page Salford Quays Bungee


Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December

Carols at the Farm | Lindow Manor Farm, Mobberley

Get into the festive spirit and enjoy an evening of Carols. For more information contact Carole Geary: 01625 583995 carolegeary@aol.com