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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

Francis House team up with The Manchester Evening News

During August 2013 the first of weekly stories on Francis House appeared in the Manchester Evening News, South Manchester Reporter and other MEN regional titles. The Manchester Evening News helped Francis House promote our appeal to double in size our existing hospice adding a new seven bedroom extension which opened

What Francis House Means to Our Families

Emily was given only hours to live before arriving at Francis House one Christmas Eve. Mum and dad James and Jackie had reluctantly accepted hospital advice to switch off her ventilator after further complications to a chronic chest condition.   That was almost seven years ago and Emily is still fighting

Cheshire 3 Peaks Walk

On a glorious day walkers turned up in their hundreds to take part in the return of our popular sponsored walk taking in the famous Cheshire Three Peaks.  Experienced fell walkers, teams of local businesses, families and individuals tackled the 13.75 mile circular route taking in the famous three peaks

Trek Jordan!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first Francis House group overseas fundraising challenge, Trek Jordan. This is an exciting new endeavour and we hope that you will be able to join us and other supporters for an unforgettable experience whilst raising funds for Francis House.