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Sewing to say thank you to Francis House hospice

By Karen Flower

Sep 16 2020 02:52PM

Charity Business News - The family, from Walkden, Salford including Daniel s twin Andrew, now 26, and older brother Matthew, now 28, were supported by the hospice for fourteen years.


Sewing to say thank you to Francis House hospice

Up up and away hospice launches online balloon race

By Karen Flower

Aug 18 2020 02:22PM

Charity Business News - Francis House Children s Hospice has teamed up with Purepages Group in Manchester to offer a 100 eco-friendly way to raise money during the current Coronavirus crisis. Mike Phillips, Managing Director of Ecoracing.co, explained This is a seven-day computer simulation race where everything is real except for the balloon.


Up up and away hospice launches online balloon race

Photographer captures happy lockdown memories

By Karen Flower

Jul 07 2020 10:28AM

Charity Business News - After the death of her best friend from teenage bone cancer, Lian Cunliffe knows only too well the importance of having positive memories during the most difficult of times.


Photographer captures happy lockdown memories

Charity Business News - After her trip to Disneyland was cancelled, Michelle Mcglasson cycled the distance of 473.5 miles between Paris and her parents home in Stockport on an exercise bike raising 315 for Francis House Children s Hospice. The hospice appealed for help to assist with the 250,000 shortfall in income from cancelled fundraising events.


Francis House hospice supporter swaps Disneyland trip with cycle challenge

Boys brave the shave for Francis House Children's Hospice

By Karen Flower

Apr 24 2020 12:00AM

Charity Business News - Kind-hearted youngsters have shaved their heads for Francis House Children s Hospice after hearing about the charity s shortfall in income from cancelled fundraising events as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.


Boys brave the shave for Francis House Children's Hospice

Legal Business News - Employees from Manchester legal recruitment consultancy Interlink Recruitment, have raised more than 6,000 for Francis House Children s Hospice in two years of charity fundraising activity. The internationally operating consultancy with offices in London and Manchester picked Francis House as their Charity of the Year 2018 2019.


Interlink Recruitment reach fundraising goal for Francis House

Charity Business News - It s one for the money, two for the show, DJ and Elvis impersonator Jim Nicholas, has rocked up a staggering 200,390 in donations for Manchester children s hospice Francis House.


Elvis impersonator Jim rocks his way to £200K for Francis House

Francis House launches Give a Gift at Christmas campaign

By Karen Flower

Dec 05 2019 12:00AM

Charity Business News - Thabani, 7, has a rare chromosome imbalance, which has given rise to global developmental delay. He cannot walk, talk and is fed via a tube. In his short life, Thabani has undergone many operations. These include a tracheostomy to help him to breathe, hip surgery and major cranial surgery to alleviate the pressure on his brain.


Francis House launches Give a Gift at Christmas campaign

Charity Business News - Tickets are on sale for Francis House Children s Hospice s annual fundraising ball. The event takes place on Friday, December 6, at the Mere Resort and Spa from 7pm to 1.30am.


Francis House hospice to put on the glitz with fundraising ball

Francis House trekkers conquer the Accursed Mountains

By Karen Flower

Oct 01 2019 12:00AM

Charity Business News - A group of 18 trekkers have returned safely to the UK following an incredible trekking adventure through the magnificent Albanian Alps.


Francis House trekkers conquer the Accursed Mountains

Manchester hospice care for the whole family

By Karen Flower

May 31 2019 12:00AM

Charity Business News - The Solan-Clarke family from Saddleworth, Oldham have been supported by Francis House Children s Hospice in Didsbury for more than three years, after daughter Tehyah suffered a series of mini strokes aged three-and-a-half years old.


Manchester hospice care for the whole family

Marathon Men race home for hospice

By Karen Flower

May 01 2019 12:00AM

Charity Business News - Marathon runners of all ages pushed themselves to the limit and covered hundreds of miles to raise funds for Francis House Children s Hospice. The six men from Greater Manchester pounded the streets in a series of racing challenges.


Marathon Men race home for hospice

Architects to take on China Marathon for Francis House

By Karen Flower

Mar 29 2019 12:00AM

Charity Business News - An intrepid team of fundraisers from Stockport-based BTP Architects is taking on one of the world s most challenging marathons to raise vital funds for Francis House Children s Hospice.


Architects to take on China Marathon for Francis House

Alan puts the smiles in the miles for sick children

By Karen Flower

Jan 29 2019 12:00AM

Charity Business News - The kind-hearted great-grandfather from Chadderton, Oldham, is a regular visitor to Francis House Children s Hospice where he volunteers to collect and distribute more than twenty charity tins across the north Manchester area. His efforts have resulted in more than 500 in donations safely making their way to the Didsbury hospice.


Alan puts the smiles in the miles for sick children

New Year, New Website for Francis House hospice

By Karen Flower

Jan 10 2019 12:00AM

Charity Business News - The new site aims to promote the work of the Didsbury based hospice, and make it easier for families in need of support to find information. The site was developed to allow members of the public to make quick, easy and secure donations and encourage support by enabling visitors to sign up to a number of exciting new events.


New Year, New Website for Francis House hospice

Hospice lifeline to dedicated family

By Karen Flower

Oct 08 2018 12:00AM

Charity Business News - Hospice Care Week Oct 8 - 14 celebrates the amazing care provided by hospices across the UK and aims to encourage the public to support their local hospice in whatever way they can. The care provided by Francis House Children s Hospice extends far beyond the hospice walls and into the homes of the hundreds of families it supports.


Hospice lifeline to dedicated family

Charity Business News - According to Hospice UK, more than 125,000 volunteers support 220 hospices, helping to deliver quality care. They include 73 volunteers at Francis House. Volunteers range in ages from 20 to 92 and provide more than 275 working hours a week.


Hospice volunteers contribution recognised during Volunteer Week

Manchester College names £1.5m site after Kirsty Howard

By Karen Flower

Apr 12 2018 12:00AM

Charity Business News - Kirsty s family were VIP guests at an unveiling ceremony of a plaque announcing the new name of the recently-refurbished site to guests from the community, staff and Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Mike Kane. Kirsty, who died in 2015, made a huge impact as a fundraiser for Francis House, raising over 7.


Manchester College names £1.5m site after Kirsty Howard

Traders host knitted charity chicks for Easter hunt

By Karen Flower

Mar 02 2018 12:00AM

Charity Business News - The handmade chicks styled with aprons, fashion accessories and even a violin, reflect the trades of the local venues that include a cafe, toy shop, medical centre and cheese shop. Wheildons Butchers on Queensway, were among the first to take delivery of their own chick complete with knitted apron and a string of sausages.


Traders host knitted charity chicks for Easter hunt

Children's hospice launches new video

By Karen Flower

Dec 04 2017 12:00AM

Charity Business News - The seven minute film had its first screening to an audience of five hundred guests attending a Hollywood themed fundraising ball held at The Mere Resort and Spa in Knutsford on Friday December 1. One family who feature are the Brookshaw s from Ashton-Under-Lyne.


Children's hospice launches new video