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.

Take a look and get inspired!

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 the North West prior to the Easter break. Their sales generate ten of thousands of pounds in funds for the hospice, and there are lots of ways that you can help.

How can I get involved?

Chick Hunt


The Francis House Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt is kindly supported by businesses local to our hospice in Didsbury and is a fun month-long activity during April for all the family.

During the Coronavirus crisis we have turned the hunt into a virtual event that everyone can take part in.

Find out how you can take part!

Map Francis House Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt

Festival of Trees

This exciting project gives you the chance to sponsor your own unique Christmas tree and display it to the public.

Discover How

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