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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

April Open Day

Visitors were treated to sneak preview of the upgraded facilities at Francis House. Supporters, volunteers, school groups and businesses got to hear from members of the care team as they were taken on behind-the-scenes tours of the upgraded facilities at the April Open Day. State-of-the-art technology on show for the

School run to raise funds

A group of teachers and pupils from Hazel Grove High School are set to take part in the Great Manchester Run to raise funds for Francis House Children’s Hospice. Dave Bradbury, business studies teacher at the Stockport school, has rallied a team of sixteen colleagues including senior management staff, to

Open day reveals upgraded facilities

Anyone who has visited us on an Open Day will know that Francis Lodge, the teenager and young adults facility is very up to date, incorporating state of the art technology. Francis House for children and families, on the other hand is over 26 years old and whilst very comfortable,

College campus named after Kirsty

The Manchester College and parent organisation the Learning Training Employment Group has named their Wythenshawe site Howard House in honour of former student Kirsty Howard. Kirsty’s family were VIP guests at an unveiling ceremony of a plaque announcing the new name of the recently-refurbished site to guests from the community,

Bury College backs Easter appeal

Staff and students from Bury College proud supporters of the 2018 Francis House Easter Knitted Chick appeal. The college-wide Easter initiative saw staff from across Bury College knitting chicks which were sold to raise money for the hospice. Last year, the chick appeal raised £50,000 for the hospice that provides

Winter Newsletter

Click on our Winter Newsletter to read all the latest news from Francis House. Included in this edition: Our video stars Volunteers we need YOU Make a Will Make a Difference