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

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