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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

Francis House launches new film

A new film featuring families from Greater Manchester who receive respite care and support at Francis House has been launched. The video had its first screening at a Hollywood themed ball held at The Mere...

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Simon cooks up a fundraising treat

Chef Simon Rimmer swapped the sequins of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ for his chef whites to cook up a vegetarian feast to raise funds for his local children’s hospice. Greens restaurant in West Didsbury played host...

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Francis House support gives couple honeymoon break

Lynne and Simon Veichmanis were able to go on honeymoon thanks to the support provided by Francis House Children’s Hospice. The couple met fifteen years ago, and had their first child Jack, now 13, when...

Monday 13th November 2017

Withington Golf Club celebrates fundraising achievement

Withington golfers celebrated the club’s 125th anniversary in style by raising a bumper £8,275 for one of Manchester’s best-loved charities. Retiring Captain Paul Higgins, Lady Captain Moyra Levey and President Tommy Farrell made the donation...

Monday 6th November 2017

Star support for the ‘Festival of Trees

Stars from Strictly Come Dancing and Coronation Street entered into the festive-spirit with signed decorations to adorn Christmas trees that are on display at the Lowry Outlet in Salford Quays. Gemma Atkinson and ‘Strictly Come...

Tuesday 31st October 2017