If you enjoy running, walking, cycling, swimming or even bungee jumping we have an exciting range of challenges for you to experience and raise funds for your local children's and young adults hospice.

Ken Mellis finisher in the London Marathon

Run the London Marathon for Francis House.

If you would like to take on an active challenge for us, whether on a bike, in the water, up a mountain or on the streets, we can support you with lots of advice and information, bags of enthusiasm and some great fundraising materials including t-shirts and running vests, balloons and flags.

Francis House challenge events

We organise our own experience of a lifetime treks and walks, both in the UK and overseas. Unforgettable treks to Jordan, Morocco, Iceland and Albania have generated hundreds of thousands of pounds in sponsorship and our annual Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge in Macclesfield has proved popular time and time again with corporate teams, families and walking groups.

Search our EVENTS for an unforgettable challenge for you!

Francis House charity places

We are thrilled to offer our supporters charity places for the following events:

Open challenge events

There is a great array of challenge events in and around Manchester and the North West, whether you are wanting to get fit and have fun with a 10K run or challenge yourself to a triathlon.  Open challenges allow supporters to register themselves and choose their favourite local charity.  Please get in touch with our friendly fundraising team at to ask for a charity pack and we’ll help you to raise lots of money and make your day memorable!