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United stars visit Francis House

Manchester United captain Michael Carrick, alongside defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, spent time with children and young adults at Francis House Children’s Hospice in the run up to Christmas. The surprise visit, organised annually by the Manchester United Foundation, sees players visiting poorly youngsters in hospitals around Manchester over

Hollywood Christmas Ball

More than 400 guests at the Francis House ‘Hollywood Christmas Ball’ enjoyed an evening of classical Hollywood glitz and glamour at The Mere Golf and Spa Resort near Knutsford. After enjoying a delicious three course meal, auctioneer and compere Thomas Plant from televisions  ‘Bargain Hunt’ and ‘Flog it’, delighted the

Key 103’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas gives families a special surprise

Families enjoyed an early Christmas treat courtesy of a Virtual Reality experience at Francis House. The cinema room was decked out with festive goodies as part of Key 103’s Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal, which asks people to buy an extra present to give to disabled and disadvantaged children

Francis House launches new film

A new film featuring families from Greater Manchester who receive respite care and support at Francis House has been launched. The video had its first screening at a Hollywood themed ball held at The Mere Resort and Spa on Friday December 1. More than five hundred guests attended the black

Simon cooks up a fundraising treat

Chef Simon Rimmer swapped the sequins of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ for his chef whites to cook up a vegetarian feast to raise funds for his local children’s hospice. Greens restaurant in West Didsbury played host to the evening of gourmet food to support Francis House. The Didsbury based hospice supports

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.