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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

Short Form Film Company donation thanks to footballing star Marcus Rashford.

Man Utd and England’s Marcus Rashford went back to his roots and took part in a scene for the hit children’s show ‘Jamie Johnson’. It was filmed outside the actual house in which he grew up in Wythenshawe, where Marcus practiced and played for hours on end. The scene will

Greens Gourmet night with Simon Rimmer – SOLD OUT

We are delighted to announce that Greens Restaurant in West Didsbury is to again play host to an evening of Gourmet food to help raise funds for Francis House. An imaginative 3 course vegetarian dinner will be prepared by chef and Channel 4 Sunday Brunch presenter Simon Rimmer and his talented

Seeking September Support

Daredevils and sporty supporters are being sought to take part in a series of fundraising challenges and events throughout September 2017 in aid of Francis House.   Anyone with a head for heights can abseil 200 feet from the Bell Tower at Intu Trafford Centre on Saturday, Sept 16 or

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