Newsletters

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

Spring 2021

Maria Mahmood had a very special bond with her brother Hasan. When he died in 2020 she wanted to do something truly special for Francis House – the place that had given her some of the ‘best’ memories of their time together.

Francis House turns 30 later in the year and in the first of our special features, we look back at the fundraising scene in the 1990s and the surge of support for the hospice.

The Great Manchester Run is back for a new date of 26th September and with charity places now up for grabs we need you to join #TeamFrancisHouse.

Plus Take a Hike, Competition Time and much much more!

Winter 2020

Winter 2020 newsletter cover

We leave behind a year dominated by Covid-19 and the end of an era with the retirement of Gill Bevin – an outstanding Director of Care.

News of the appointment of Sharon Doodson as the new Registered Manager – only the third Director of Care to be appointed in the history of Francis House.

Francis House fundraiser Jim wins Pride of Manchester award.

Thanks to your support we have continued to deliver care throughout the Coronavirus crisis.

Summer 2020

Care during Covid-19 and how telephone support is providing a lifeline to desperate families.

We remember Joshua Lapi, a remarkable lad and a person of great courage. During the Coronavirus crisis we were able to support Josh and his family at the end of his life.

On your marks, get set… launch!

We announce two new virtual events – Balloon Race and Knit Off – both with exciting prizes up for grabs.

Thank you for your support and keep safe.

Spring 2020

Spring newsletter coverA message from David Ireland, CEO calling for support for hospice care following the outbreak of the Coronavirus resulting in the cancellation of fundraising events.

Track down all twenty chicks without leaving your home in the first ever virtual Francis House Easter Chick Hunt!

Easy ways to shop online and donate to Francis House.

Thank you to all our supporters – stay safe.

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