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Francis House Chairman Retires After 22 Years

A lot has happened in the 22 years since Robin Wood became Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Francis House Children's Hospice.  As Robin, now 84, retires from the chairmanship of the charity and cause that he had dedicated his life to, he recalls the moment he met a formidable

Launch of our new building for teenagers and young adults

A launch was held on 6th May 2014 to mark the completion of our new 3.5 million extension. In recognition of the extraordinary generosity shown by former Harrods owner Mr Mohamed Al Fayed a plaque was unveiled on the Fundraising building.  Mr Al Fayed was joined by his daughter, Camilla

Key 103 Cash for Kids

This years Key 103 Cash for Kids has so far raised £51,646 for Francis House! The Superhero Day on Friday 2nd May 2014 saw hundreds of schools, local businesses and individuals together with the radio station's presenters dress up as Superheroes and raise funds towards our new audio visual 'Pod'.

Knit a Chick for 2014 – Appeal Update

More than 6,300 chicks were sold this year raising thousands of pounds!  Our dedicated chick knitters once again got their needles out to help raise funds.  We were supported by knitters from as far a field as the Orkney Islands, Cornwall, even Italy, Spain and France! If you fancy knitting

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,