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Homecare gives families freedom

The care provided by Francis House extends far beyond the hospice walls and into the homes of the hundreds of families it supports. Homecare is provided by a team of experienced registered nurses who also work on the hospice care team. The homecare team are the first team that families

Hat-trick of football fundraising

Less than a month after the Premier League season kicked off, football related fundraising has scored a hat-trick for Francis House. Permission was granted by Manchester City Football Club for a collection outside the Etihad Stadium for their first game of the season against Huddersfield Town. Supporters including teams from

Antique valuation day uncovers rare collection

Hansons Auctioneers recently uncovered a collection of suffragette items at their regular venue for free antiques valuations, the Coach and Four, Alderley Road in Wilmslow. Valuations are free but donations are invited for Francis House, and earlier in the summer the Derbyshire based valuers, sold the collection found in a cubby

Apply for a London Marathon place

We are offering places in the London Marathon 2019 to anyone who can commit to raising significant funds to support our work. The event that attracts more than 40,000 runners, is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet. Runners have raised more than £890 million for good causes since

Workplace support

The support we receive from the local business community makes a huge difference to Francis House and we are keen to team up with organisations of any size. There are many ways that companies can give back to support their local children’s hospice. Get your business involved by sponsoring an

Summer Newsletter

Click on our Summer Newsletter above to read all the latest news from Francis House. Included in this edition: The Great Didsbury Chick Hunt Workplace support Life-changing decisions

Blooming good time at Ladies Lunch

The atmosphere buzzed with excitement as Jake Quickenden performed at the glamorous Francis House flower-themed Summer Ladies Lunch event. Darren Proctor, Jake Quickenden and Lucy Thompson Francis House events manager. Headline act ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’ winner Jake, sang a powerful acoustic set which had the ladies at the Principal

Cheshire hills teem with support

Tegg’s Nose Country Park in Macclesfield, teemed with ramblers, as supporters of Francis House took to the hills for the annual Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge offered two strenuous routes of 6.5 or 13.6 miles long, the latter leading walkers over three of Cheshire’s highest hills – Tegg’s Nose,

Volunteers’ Week recognising incredible contributions

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) celebrates the invaluable contribution volunteers make across the UK. According to Hospice UK, more than 125,000 volunteers support 220 hospices, helping to deliver quality care. They include 73 volunteers at Francis House. Our volunteers range in ages from 20 to 92 and provide more than 275

Turn fifty – trek up a mountain

Two intrepid supporters who recently turned fifty, took on the challenge of trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Police Sergeant Tony McGuire’s life-long ambition to do the incredible mountain climb, came to fruition when he saw an advert on the Greater Manchester Police intranet asking for interested