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Charity We Love: Francis House Easter Chick Appeal

Charity We Love: Francis House Easter Chick Appeal

Francis House Children’s Hospice in Manchester is calling for knitters to get involved in its 2016 Easter Chick Appeal and knit for a very worthy cause.

For the last 15 years the hospice has raised in vital funds with the help of loyal knitters from across the country, who send in thousands of woolly chicks to be filled with chocolate eggs and sold in local schools and businesses for £1.


Easter 2015 was a record-breaking year for the hospice, with over 8,250 chicks and a total of £11,133 raised. They are hoping to do better still in 2016. This time round, they are putting a creative spin on the appeal, inviting knitters to go ‘crazy with colour’ and send in unique chicks that are bursting with character! But please be mindful to follow the pattern and knit the right size as the chicks must be able to hold a crème egg without it falling out.

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Francis House does truly fantastic work from it’s base in Greater Manchester, caring for children and young adults with short life expectancies and offering support and respite for the whole family. If you’d like to take on the chick challenge and show your support for Francis House, you can request a pattern from Rachel in the fundraising office via or on 0161 443 2200. The pattern can also be found on the News section of the Francis House website:


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