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Sponsored book listen benefits hospice children

Pre-school children from Kids Planet nurseries across the north west, took part in a sponsored story book listen and donated hundreds of pounds worth of books to Francis House. Eighteen nurseries joined the ‘Ready Teddy Read’ project by Usborne Books in celebration of World Book Day. Sponsorship from family and

The Range makes sizeable donation

Retailer The Range has donated £40,687 to Francis House. The money will help towards the funding of the day-to-day care the hospice provides for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The Range is one of the country’s fastest growing home, garden and leisure superstores, with 140 stores

Francis Kirk Group engineers a new fundraising partnership with Francis House

Denton-based Francis Kirk Group has confirmed that it has committed to a two-year fundraising programme for Francis House. The fifth-generation family company is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors of engineering and fastener products and will be supporting Francis House for the rest of 2017 and into 2018

Brewery Joseph Holt topple fundraising target

Joseph Holt has beaten its target and raised more than £90,000 following an 18 month fundraising campaign for Francis House. More than 128 Joseph Holt pubs, plus free trade customers supported the brewery firms pledge in 2015 to raise over £50k. At a presentation event held at one of the

Celebrity Chef opens new kitchen

After a quarter of a century of producing more than 300,000 meals for the families of children with life-limiting conditions, the kitchen at Francis House has undergone a major makeover. In desperate need of a refurb, the cramped cupboards and small serving hatch have been replaced by modern sleek units.

300-year-old pottery uncovered at valuation day

An antiques valuation day held in Wilmslow to raise funds for Francis House has turned up some rare finds. The event saw more than thirty members of the public through the doors at the Coach and Four on Alderley Road. Fine arts expert Adrian Rathbone from Derbyshire based Hansons auctioneers,

Spring Newsletter 2017

Our Spring issue Newsletter is here and available to view in an exciting new format! It's packed full of stories of new beginnings. There is news of our kitchen undergoing a makeover; supporter and new Mum Sian running in the London Marathon; lots of exciting events we need your support

Giving time at Francis House

Clinical Lead, Natalie Hands is to retire after twenty five years at Francis House. People who come to Francis House Children's Hospice are often struck by the homely and relaxed atmosphere, where chats on the comfortable sofas in the lounge or around the large circular dining table are common place.

Marathon mummy heads to London

A young Mum is to take part in the London Marathon with four fellow runners for Francis House Sian Dobson-Hughes, from Cheadle in Stockport, gave birth to baby Albie in September 2016, and just six weeks later she was back out running – often pushing the buggy as she trained.

Chick knit achieves new heights

Generous knitters responded to the Francis House annual Easter ‘chick knit’ appeal by handcrafting over forty thousand chicks. The fluffy donations from hundreds of local supporters as well as nationwide knitters, were sent in by the sack load in the run up to Easter. After passing through quality control to