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College campus named after Kirsty

The Manchester College and parent organisation the Learning Training Employment Group has named their Wythenshawe site Howard House in honour of former student Kirsty Howard. Kirsty’s family were VIP guests at an unveiling ceremony of...

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Manchester College names its Wythenshawe Campus Howard House after Kirsty Howard. PIC L-R: Mike Kane MP, John Thornhill (College Chief Executive), Stephen Howard and Lynn Howard.

Bury College backs Easter appeal

Staff and students from Bury College proud supporters of the 2018 Francis House Easter Knitted Chick appeal. The college-wide Easter initiative saw staff from across Bury College knitting chicks which were sold to raise money...

Monday 9th April 2018

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

Rachel Astill throwing knitted chicks into the air

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