Your support does so much more than help us care for families. It helps us to expand our services to meet the growing needs of all our users. There are so many ways that you can help to raise money.

Fundraising Ideas

Whether you want to do something active, crafty or creative, we have bags of ideas to kick start your fundraising.

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Easter Chick Knit

Get involved all year round in our Knitted Chick Appeal

Knitters and chocoholics unite in our biggest annual Easter appeal. Thousands of knitted chicks filled with a single chocolate egg are distributed to schools and businesses across Greater Manchester prior to the Easter break. Their sale generated £50k for the hospice, and there are lots of ways that you can help.

How can I get involved?

Chick Hunt


Last year we launched  ‘The Francis House Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt’ kindly supported by businesses local to our hospice in Didsbury as a fun month-long activity for all the family.

During Easter you can hunt for our giant knitted chicks by following the map and exploring the shops and streets of East and West Didsbury.

Join the Chick Hunt 2019!

The Great Didsbury Chick Hunt map

Golf Days

You can support Francis House through organising a Golf Day. We can support you with your planning and provide advice on how to raise money.

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Fundraising Materials


The expert care and support we provide is very costly and our annual running costs exceed £4 million. We receive little support from the government and rely heavily on our supporters to help us to fundraise.

If you would like to borrow some Francis House collection materials for a fundraising event, we will be happy to assist.

Fundraise using Francis House materials

Fundraising volunteer Helen Finch with collection bucket