Our newsletters keep you up to date with activity in the hospice, family stories, events and supporter news from across Greater Manchester.

Autumn 2019

Francis House Newsletter cover AutumnOur young people enjoy the unique thrills of Kielder Forest and experience an adventure that they may never have thought possible.

Not content with organising a stage performance of more than 200 dancers, Lynda takes to the skies to raise thousands of pounds in hospice funds.

We reveal the results of our Chick Appeal and a generous legacy demonstrates the incredible kindness of our supporters.

Spring 2019

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Our Spring newsletter launches with a fresh look and all your favourite news from Francis House packed into a friendly new format.

The Solan-Clarke family tell us how respite stays at the hospice are enjoyed by the whole family.

We remember Sister Austin who played a major role in the inception and operation of Francis House and dedicated her life to helping others.

Autumn 2018

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We feature the homecare team and their work providing holistic care in the homes of the families.

Our trek for 2019 is to the ‘Accursed’ Mountains of Albania – do you dare to take on the challenge?

Super Supporters highlight the generosity of countless individuals from across the north west.


Summer 2018

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Included in this edition our knitted chick empire continues to grow as we launch the Great Didsbury Chick Hunt!

We report that for the first time in our history that the number of sick young people on our roll exceeds 500.

The support of local businesses make a huge difference, and why we’re keen to grow workplace support.

Winter 2018

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The stars were truly out shining brightly for us with visits to the hospice from stars of the screen, sport and airwaves.

We also had visitors from Japan who wanted to learn from our experience of running a children and young adults hospice.

Our intrepid trekkers returned from Iceland and Registered Manager, Gill Bevin, recalls the experience of sleeping in remote cabins and walking through breath-taking scenery.

Autumn 2017

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Our newly refurbished kitchen in Francis House is opened by Sunday Brunch host and chef Simon Rimmer.

Parents Michelle and Graeme Jones from Ramsbottom near Bury, speak about what respite care means to them and their 23 year-old daughter Emma.

L’Oreal’s contribution with product donations shows they really are worth it.