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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


Francis House Spring Newsletter 2016

Knit a Chick 2016

Knit a Chick for 2016 Each year we appeal to supporters to send in little knitted chicks that can cover chocolate eggs and be sold across Manchester to raise funds for the hospice.  More than 8,250 knitted chicks were sold in 2015 raising a staggering £11,133; the highest amount raised

Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club donate £5 when you join the gym

The Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club are donating £5 for every gym membership until 1st January 2016.  Pay just £30 and you will receive membership until 1st January 2016 plus 1 month free pass for a friend and free Hydro+ drinks for 1 month.  Please call 0161 971 7065 or

Manchester Brewery Joseph Holt to Back Francis House

Manchester Brewery Joseph Holt has chosen to support Francis House with a year of fundraising. From October 1st, every pub will have a collection tin on the bar as well as Francis House merchandise. In addition, family fun days, beer festivals and auction nights will be held throughout the year.