Guided tours at Manchester’s much-loved children’s hospice in Didsbury led by members of the hospice care team give visitors a glimpse behind the scenes of the incredible facilities.
This May, Francis House Children’s Hospice is opening its doors to the public to give people, schools and businesses the opportunity to see for themselves how their donations help support children and families from across Greater Manchester.
Expect to see the sensory and cinema rooms, hydrotherapy pool, soft play and music rooms, computer rooms and colourful bedrooms.
In addition to the tours, members of the public will be able to purchase merchandise and find out about upcoming events to take part in. Refreshments will also be available in the hall.
Francis House Children’s Hospice opened in 1991, and at the time was only the fifth children’s hospice to be built in the UK. In 2014 the hospice doubled in size with the opening of a teenage and young adult wing. The age-appropriate environment is a parent-free zone and offers the young people valuable independence.
Francis House supports the families of children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and relies on charitable donations to fund the majority of its income. raised through charitable donations. No children or families will be resident during open day.
Find out more about Behind The Scenes at Francis House Children’s Hospice