Winter newsletter out now

News and stories from Francis House.

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Available to Francis House supporters, our hospice newsletter is produced three times a year and the Winter 2020 edition is now available to download.

Included in this special edition:

End of an era

Earlier in November, Gill Bevin retired as our Director of Care and Registered Manager after 18 years at Francis House.  Sharon Doodson took over as Registered Manager becoming only the third Director of Care to be appointed in the history of Francis House.

Sharon said: “I had ideas on how it was going to be taking over as the Registered Manager of Francis House and all that it would entail, but a global pandemic was not on my radar!”

Pride of Manchester

Long-standing hospice supporter Jim Nicholas got more than he bargained for when he was asked to attend a fundraising meeting at a hotel. Hiding behind the scenes was Coronation Street star and singer Kym Marsh ready to present him with a Pride of Manchester Award for Fundraiser of the Year.

Reflecting on 2020

Francis House Chief Executive, David Ireland, reflects on a year dominated by COVID but looks back with pride in the staff and all the healthcare professionals who have kept Francis House running and supporting the children, young people and their families during this difficult time.


News of how you can get involved in our Festive Events and how you can help Francis House children and families this Christmas.


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