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Bishop of Salford Blesses the Building

On Monday 10th March 2014 the Bishop of Salford, the Right Reverend Terence Brain blessed the new teenage and young adult extension before being given a tour of the new facilities.  As construction work is now complete the Bishop joined volunteers, religious sisters, senior members of staff, Father Thomas Mulheran

Festival of Christmas Trees Steps Out

A dance crew from the Manchester United Foundation joined Fred the Red and Francis Mouse to open a Festival of Christmas Trees display at the Lowry Outlet, Salford Quays. More than 40 Christmas trees decorated by businessess and supporters of Francis House include a 'Celeb-ri-tree' with baubles signed by Paul

Trustee Trekker

Teacher Judy Amosi-Khodadad has recently returned from a journey back to the Middle East in November as part of a 22-strong group from Francis House who undertook a five-day trek in Jordan.  Each participant raised at least £1000 and paid their own fare. They visited the ancient site of Petra, now

The Al Fayed Foundation Continues to Support

Mr Mohamed Al Fayed has been a long-standing supporter of Francis House and became involved after he met Kirsty Howard when she was six years old.  Kirsty is still a regular visitor to Francis House and in September celebrated her 18th birthday, having been told at the age of four

Recycling Proves the Perfect Fit

BIU Group's recycling schemes have generated more than £50,000 for Francis House over the last three years, thanks to supporters using the 50 recycling banks throughout Greater Manchester. Francis House receives a sustainable revenue stream from the sales of clothing, shoes and household textiles such as towels and bed linen. 

Harold’s Adventures

D Day veteran Harold Addie has never lost his spirit of adventure since his days as a sailor. He was lucky to survive the Normandy landings after his ship carrying tanks and soldiers struck a mine leaving him stranded for four days at Juno Beach near the town of Bernières,

Jim Nicholas

Jim Nicholas may have retired as head gardener at the Bishop of Salford’s residence at Wardley Hall, Worsley, but his roots in the world of entertainment are so deep the show must go on.  He has been delighting audiences for almost half a century, switching from a singer when he

Our Gill

Working at Francis House is arguably one of the toughest jobs around – and also one of the most satisfying. “It’s not something someone can walk in off the street and do. We have lots of children and young people with significant medical needs,” said Gill Bevin, Head of Care.  “When

Super Supporter

Anne-Marie Noon has helped raise £22,700 for Francis House in the last six years. Her latest effort was an annual fun day at her local pub the Quarry Bank, Timperley, where regulars contributed £4,100 to a cause close to Anne-Marie’s heart. She said: “I worked as a teaching assistant at

Debbie McConnell Charity Shop Manager

Debbie McConnell did not realise that marriage would eventually be on the menu when she went to our gourmet evening at Greens Restaurant last September. Debbie, manages our charity shop in Burnage and reckons she picked up a bargain on a first date with accountant Dave Yorke. The couple are getting