About Us

Francis House Children’s Hospice supports hundreds of extraordinary families from across the north west of England by providing respite care for children, teenagers and young adults with life-limiting conditions. Francis House needs £4.2 million a year to provide its services including respite care, home care, sibling support including Shining Stars and 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

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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 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

Press Release • 21.04.2017 • By Francis House Children's Hospice