A Worthwhile Error

The fascinating history of Francis House available to read in a beautiful hardcover book.

A Worthwhile Error The History of Francis House book cover

A Worthwhile Error is the fascinating history of Francis House Children’s Hospice, one of Manchester’s most loved charities, brought to life in a stunning new hardcover book.

“A worthwhile error” … the phrase used by Sister Aloysius FMSJ to describe Francis House.

An admission that technically it was a mistake to commit to building a children’s hospice without sufficient funds in place. But morally it was exactly the right thing to do, and it was certainly worthwhile. Sister Aloysius saw to that.

Sister was a pioneer whose courage and vision underpinned a hospice which has transformed the lives of thousands of families from north-west England and beyond.

Francis House’s rich history is shared in 208 pages of captivating archive and current day photography, absorbing interviews with families and the people behind the scenes whose journeys through life have all been touched by this remarkable hospice.

Sir Warren Smith KCVO KSTJ JP

It has been a privilege to write the foreword to this extraordinary book. It has allowed me to reflect on over 30 years that have flown by. To appreciate what Francis House has achieved. It is a remarkable organisation.

Andy Buckley is a Manchester-based author, journalist and broadcaster with a passion for storytelling. The focus of much of his writing in the last 15 years has been on supporting the charity sector.

‘A Worthwhile Error – The History of Francis House Children’s Hospice’ is available for £19.95 (plus postage and packing).

Order your copy today from our online shop or call the hospice on 0161 434 4118.

By purchasing this book, you are helping Francis House to continue to provide a lifeline to hundreds of local children, young people and their families.