About Us

Francis House Children’s Hospice supports hundreds of extraordinary families from across the north west of England and families from over 30 Clinical Commissioning Groups receive some form of care. The hospice provides a home from home where families of children, teenagers and young adults with life-limiting conditions receive professional care, support and friendship. Francis House needs £4.7 million a year to provide its services including respite care, homecare, sibling support including activity weekends for bereaved siblings, end of life care and bereavement support. By far the largest part of funding comes through charitable donations.


Press releases

Staff take part in Ramadan fast and raise £1,000 for Manchester hospice

Employees from PZ Cussons in Manchester took part in a 16-hour sponsored fast during Ramadan and raised £941 for Francis House Children’s... read more

30.04.2021 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Leading developer Barratt Homes donates £13,000 to Francis House...

Leading developer Barratt Homes has donated £13,000 to Francis House Children’s Hospice, which helps care for children and young adults with a... read more

01.02.2021 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Francis House hospice planning New Year Winter Wander

Francis House Children’s Hospice is inviting outdoor enthusiasts to put their best foot forward in 2021 and take part in the first ever Francis... read more

17.12.2020 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Charity invites bids on Christmas tree auction

An array of strikingly decorated Christmas Trees is on offer to the highest bidder as part of the Francis House Children’s Hospice Festival of... read more

06.11.2020 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Virtual balloon race to raise money for Francis House Children's Hospice

A children’s hospice in Didsbury, Manchester, is inviting people to take part in an online balloon race to raise much-needed funds. Francis... read more

18.08.2020 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Hospice supporter Michelle turns to pedal power to fundraise during the...

After her trip to Disneyland was cancelled, Michelle Mcglasson cycled the distance of 473.5 miles between Paris and her parents’ home in... read more

03.06.2020 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Boys brave the shave for Francis House hospice

Kind-hearted youngsters from Greater Manchester have shaved their heads for Francis House Children’s Hospice after hearing about the charity’s... read more

24.04.2020 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Manchester legal recruiters reach fundraising goal for children's hospice

Employees from Manchester legal recruitment consultancy Interlink Recruitment, have raised more than £6,000 for Francis House Children’s Hospice... read more

27.02.2020 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

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

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... read more

20.12.2019 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Yearsley Food to tackle Yorkshire Three Peaks for Francis House

Staff from Yearsley Food, in Heywood, are gearing up to walk, climb and even pub crawl in support of a children’s charity. The national frozen... read more

16.08.2019 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Easter Chick Bonanza for Manchester children's hospice

With Easter just around the corner it’s all hands-on deck at Francis House Children’s Hospice to find new homes for tens of thousands of knitted... read more

04.04.2019 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Manchester College names £1.5m site after inspirational hospice...

The Manchester College and parent organisation Learning Training Employment Group has named their Wythenshawe site Howard House in honour of... read more

12.04.2018 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Easter chick knit brings cheer to children's hospice

When post by the sack load starts to arrive at a children’s hospice in Didsbury, Manchester in the run up to Easter, everyone knows what is... read more

20.03.2018 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Francis House Children's Hospice launches new video

A film featuring families from Greater Manchester who receive respite care and support from Francis House Children's Hospice, had its first... read more

04.12.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Children's hospice support gives couple honeymoon break

A couple from Greater Manchester were able to go on honeymoon thanks to the support provided by Francis House Children’s Hospice. Lynne and... read more

14.11.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Star support at the Francis House 'Festival of Trees'

Stars from Strictly Come Dancing and Coronation Street entered into the festive-spirit with signed decorations to adorn Christmas trees on display... read more

31.10.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Retailer The Range makes sizable donation to Manchester based children’s...

Francis House Children’s Hospice is thrilled to have received a £40,687 donation from retailer The Range. The donation will go towards funding... read more

21.06.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Francis Kirk Group engineers two year charity fundraising partnership

Denton-based Francis Kirk Group has confirmed that it has committed to a two-year fundraising programme for Francis House Children’s Hospice.... read more

31.05.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Celebrity chef opens hospice kitchen

After a quarter of a century of producing more than 300,000 meals for the families of children with life-limiting conditions, the kitchen at... read more

18.05.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

300-year-old pottery uncovered at charity valuation day

An antiques valuation day held in Wilmslow to raise funds for Francis House Children’s Hospice has turned up some rare finds. The event saw... read more

15.05.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

Marathon mum heads to London

A young Mum is to take part in the London Marathon with four fellow runners for Francis House Children’s Hospice. Sian Dobson-Hughes, 32, from... read more

21.04.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice

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