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Celebrity Chef opens new kitchen

After a quarter of a century of producing more than 300,000 meals for the families of children with life-limiting conditions, the kitchen at Francis House has undergone a major makeover. In desperate need of a refurb, the cramped cupboards and small serving hatch have been replaced by modern sleek units.

300-year-old pottery uncovered at valuation day

An antiques valuation day held in Wilmslow to raise funds for Francis House has turned up some rare finds. The event saw more than thirty members of the public through the doors at the Coach and Four on Alderley Road. Fine arts expert Adrian Rathbone from Derbyshire based Hansons auctioneers,

Spring Newsletter 2017

Our Spring issue Newsletter is here and available to view in an exciting new format! It's packed full of stories of new beginnings. There is news of our kitchen undergoing a makeover; supporter and new Mum Sian running in the London Marathon; lots of exciting events we need your support

Giving time at Francis House

Clinical Lead, Natalie Hands is to retire after twenty five years at Francis House. People who come to Francis House Children's Hospice are often struck by the homely and relaxed atmosphere, where chats on the comfortable sofas in the lounge or around the large circular dining table are common place.

Marathon mummy heads to London

A young Mum is to take part in the London Marathon with four fellow runners for Francis House Sian Dobson-Hughes, from Cheadle in Stockport, gave birth to baby Albie in September 2016, and just six weeks later she was back out running – often pushing the buggy as she trained.

Chick knit achieves new heights

Generous knitters responded to the Francis House annual Easter ‘chick knit’ appeal by handcrafting over forty thousand chicks. The fluffy donations from hundreds of local supporters as well as nationwide knitters, were sent in by the sack load in the run up to Easter. After passing through quality control to

Pupils’ concert cashes in for Francis House

A Rochdale school’s Christmas Concert with legendary Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket, raised hundreds of pounds for Francis House. Pupils from St Patrick’s RC Primary School choir held a Christmas concert at the end of the school day on December 12 last year.  Revd David Ireland, chief executive at Francis House

Father and son set to run

A property maintenance director and his teenage son are to pound the streets of Manchester for Francis House Children's Hospice. John Fleming, from Heaton Mersey, Stockport and 15 year old Declan, will be joining thousands of other runners taking part in the Great Manchester 10k Run on Sunday May 28.

Summer Newsletter 2016

Francis House Summer Newsletter