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Winter Newsletter

Click on our Winter Newsletter to read all the latest news from Francis House. Included in this edition: Our video stars Volunteers we need YOU Make a Will Make a Difference

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Easter Chick Knit

When post by the sack load starts to arrive at Francis House in the run up to Easter, everyone knows what is inside.

Friday 16th March 2018

Post sacks full of knitted chicks

The hunt is on for the Didsbury Easter chicks

The windows of twenty shops and businesses in and around Didsbury Village, are now home to a band of giant knitted chicks as part of the Francis House ‘Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt’. The handmade...

Friday 2nd March 2018

Volunteers needed at Francis House

Volunteers are vital to the smooth running of Francis House. We are in need of extra support for people to volunteer their time on the reception desk and in the kitchens at our Didsbury hospice. Our...

Thursday 8th February 2018

Easter chicks spread their wings

Our Easter knitted chick appeal has gained new supporters from exotic climes, after a knitting group in East Africa gave it a helping hand. Soft Power Education is a charity working in Bujagali, close to...

Tuesday 16th January 2018

United stars visit Francis House

Manchester United captain Michael Carrick, alongside defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, spent time with children and young adults at Francis House Children’s Hospice in the run up to Christmas. The surprise visit, organised annually...

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Hollywood Christmas Ball

More than 400 guests at the Francis House ‘Hollywood Christmas Ball’ enjoyed an evening of classical Hollywood glitz and glamour at The Mere Golf and Spa Resort near Knutsford. After enjoying a delicious three course...

Friday 15th December 2017

Francis House launches new film

A new film featuring families from Greater Manchester who receive respite care and support at Francis House has been launched. The video had its first screening at a Hollywood themed ball held at The Mere...

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Simon cooks up a fundraising treat

Chef Simon Rimmer swapped the sequins of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ for his chef whites to cook up a vegetarian feast to raise funds for his local children’s hospice. Greens restaurant in West Didsbury played host...

Tuesday 28th November 2017