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Francis House support gives couple honeymoon break

Lynne and Simon Veichmanis were able to go on honeymoon thanks to the support provided by Francis House Children’s Hospice. The couple met fifteen years ago, and had their first child Jack, now 13, when Lynne was nineteen. Jack has cerebral palsy, but it was after the birth of their

Withington Golf Club celebrates fundraising achievement

Withington golfers celebrated the club's 125th anniversary in style by raising a bumper £8,275 for one of Manchester's best-loved charities. Retiring Captain Paul Higgins, Lady Captain Moyra Levey and President Tommy Farrell made the donation to Francis House Children's Hospice to mark the end of their year in office. The

Star support for the ‘Festival of Trees

Stars from Strictly Come Dancing and Coronation Street entered into the festive-spirit with signed decorations to adorn Christmas trees that are on display at the Lowry Outlet in Salford Quays. Gemma Atkinson and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ partner Aljaz Skorjanec helped to spruce-up a glittery ‘Strictly’ themed tree autographed by fellow

Francis Kirk Golf Day

Denton-based Francis Kirk Group has held a successful charity golf day raising an impressive £5,500 for Francis House Children’s Hospice. The event at Davenport Golf Club was the first in a series of fundraising initiatives by the engineering and fastener firm on behalf of the charity. Attracting over 80 golfers

Autumn Newsletter

Click on our Autumn Newsletter to read all the latest news from Francis House! The Greens Gourmet night with Simon Rimmer is now SOLD OUT.

Bryan Robson a true sporting legend

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson didn’t let broken ribs stop him from honouring a commitment to attend a fundraising Sportsman’s dinner in aid of Francis House. Once described as a ‘human marvel’ by Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan delighted an audience of more than one hundred enthusiastic guests with a fascinating and

Budding Christmas tree decorators sought

The Francis House Festival of Christmas Trees will be opening on Sunday 29th October at the Lowry Outlet, Salford Quays. The ever popular display of decorated trees is now in its 11th year and we’re hoping to make 2017 our best year yet. We’re on the look-out for more companies,

Sweet Smell of Success in Cheshire

  All manner of antiques and collectables have been brought to the Hansons monthly valuation days. Items have included a fine 19th Century silver condiment stand worth £600-800 and a series of Lowry signed prints valued collectively at up to £12,000. The free charity valuation days are held at The

Co-op colleagues go the distance

Colleagues at the Co-op put their best foot forward with a fundraising walk to raise money for Francis House. A donation of more than £1,100 was raised after colleagues walked eleven miles to fundraise at stores across the area. Kate Puc, fundraising officer at Francis House, said: "We are overwhelmed

Francis House gives Bury family a real break

The lives of the parents of Emma Jones, like all of the families that come to Francis House, revolve around the needs of their child. Every morning the alarm sounds at 5.45 a.m. and another ‘ground hog day’ as Mum Michelle describes it begins. After the feeding, bathing and dressing