Anne-Marie Noon has helped raise £22,700 for Francis House in the last six years. Her latest effort was an annual fun day at her local pub the Quarry Bank, Timperley, where regulars contributed £4,100 to a cause close to Anne-Marie’s heart. She said:
“I worked as a teaching assistant at a school for children with learning disabilities for a couple of years and know how much Francis House relies on donations from the public. “The hospice is expanding with a further seven beds available from next year and does a wonderful job for sick children and young people. The pub manager Keith Regan, his partner Andrea Breen and everyone at the pub have been extremely generous with their support for the hospice.”
Anne-Marie’s powers of persuasion also secured a £5,000 donation from UK Healthcare, the trading name for Bolton and District Saturday council whose roots go back to 1813.
She is just one of many supporters working on our behalf providing funds in addition to the 16 per cent of our income we receive from the government.