Retailer The Range donates to Francis House

Francis House Children’s Hospice is thrilled to have received a £15,000 donation from retailer The Range.

The Range store

The donation will go towards funding the day-to-day care of children with life-limiting conditions as planned respite for them and their families returns at the hospice.

The Range is one of the country’s fastest growing home, garden and leisure superstores, with 190 stores currently trading.  As the business has continued to expand and become increasingly popular, the owner is pleased to be able to support a very worthwhile local charity.

A spokesperson for The Range said: “We are so happy to have donated to such a good cause. We have stores in Stockport, Altrincham, Eccles and Warrington and we hope that the money will make a difference to the children and families that need it.”

Francis House offers care and support for the whole family in the Greater Manchester area.  Throughout the coronavirus crisis the hospice, that celebrates its thirtieth anniversary later in the year, provided telephone support, homecare, end of life care and emergency respite care. The number of families it supports continues to grow as does the need for fundraising.

“The last 18 months has been especially challenging with many of our fundraising activities and events having to be cancelled or rearranged. This has led to a sizeable shortfall of income needed for our running costs. We are therefore extremely grateful and delighted to receive this donation from The Range.”

Julie Williams, fundraising officer at Francis House

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