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Cheshire hills teem with support

Tegg’s Nose Country Park in Macclesfield, teemed with ramblers, as supporters of Francis House took to the hills for the annual Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge offered two strenuous routes of 6.5 or 13.6...

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Group of walkers at the end of the Cheshire Three Peaks challenge

Volunteers’ Week recognising incredible contributions

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) celebrates the invaluable contribution volunteers make across the UK. According to Hospice UK, more than 125,000 volunteers support 220 hospices, helping to deliver quality care. They include 73 volunteers at Francis...

Friday 1st June 2018

Francis House retiring kitchen volunteers

Turn fifty – trek up a mountain

Two intrepid supporters who recently turned fifty, took on the challenge of trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Police Sergeant Tony McGuire’s life-long ambition to do the incredible mountain climb, came to...

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Tony on top of Mount Kilimanjaro

April Open Day

Visitors were treated to sneak preview of the upgraded facilities at Francis House. Supporters, volunteers, school groups and businesses got to hear from members of the care team as they were taken on behind-the-scenes tours...

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Hospice Care Team demonstrate the technology in the multi-sensory room to visitors

School run to raise funds

A group of teachers and pupils from Hazel Grove High School are set to take part in the Great Manchester Run to raise funds for Francis House Children’s Hospice. Dave Bradbury, business studies teacher at...

Friday 4th May 2018

Open day reveals upgraded facilities

Anyone who has visited us on an Open Day will know that Francis Lodge, the teenager and young adults facility is very up to date, incorporating state of the art technology. Francis House for children...

Tuesday 17th April 2018

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