Fundraising Team

Generating income to fund the Hospice and promoting awareness.

Three woman wearing Christmas jumpers stood in front of a tree

The Francis House fundraising team.

Our small but very successful fundraising team develop new support from across all sectors, at the same time retaining and valuing our existing loyal supporter base.

The team work with both individual and corporate supporters to raise charitable funds to support the work of Francis House Children’s Hospice.

The fundraising office is based on the hospice site at Francis House Children’s Hospice, 390 Parrswood Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 5NA.

Contact details
Tel: 0161 443 2200


Karen Flower

Public Relations and Press Officer

Tel: 0161 443 2200
Mobile: 07747 032751

Prior to joining Francis House Karen was an award winning video producer director with a career spanning 20 years. Karen continues to produce the fundraising videos and photography for Francis House. Having worked as a consultant she joined the team in 2012. In Sept 2013, she was awarded the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Advanced Certificate in PR.  Karen issues press releases to the local media and manages the website. She promotes the work of the hospice through the print newsletter, e-Newsletter and our social media channels.

Charity shop

Jason Connor

Shop Manager

Tel: 0161 434 4479
Francis House Charity Shop, 470 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 3BG
Opening hours: 10.00am-4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Jason joined us as charity shop manager in 2016.  Jason has varied experience in managing people dealing with the general public in roles such as polling clerk and working for Euro Sites constructing and dismantling camp sites.  Initially he qualified as a hairdresser before setting up his own barber shop in 2000. He joined the Francis House team in 2016 as Shop Manager. He also runs our charity eBay shop.  Customer satisfaction is of primary importance to Jason.