Welcome to our blog, where we believe that love knows no boundaries and kindness has the power to change lives. Today, we are thrilled to share an extraordinary journey of compassion, joy, and pride as we delve into our partnership with Francis House Children’s Hospice. Brace yourself for a heartwarming tale that will inspire you to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Join us on this incredible adventure as we navigate through the transformative power of giving back and discover how even small gestures can bring immense happiness to those facing unimaginable challenges. Get ready to be moved, inspired, and wholeheartedly motivated – because together, we can create miracles!


Introduction: Briefly explain the purpose of the blog and our partnership with Francis House Children’s Hospice



Welcome to our blog, where we are excited to share with you our journey of giving back with pride through our partnership with Francis House Children’s Hospice. Our team at [Company Name] has always believed in the power of philanthropy and making a positive impact in our community. This partnership with Francis House Children’s Hospice is a testament to that belief and we are honored to be able to support such an amazing organization.


Purpose of the Blog:

The purpose of this blog is to not only raise awareness about the incredible work being done by Francis House Children’s Hospice, but also to inspire others and encourage them to join us in giving back with pride. We believe that it is important for businesses to use their platform for good and make a meaningful difference in society. Through this blog, we hope to showcase how even small actions can have a big impact on the lives of those in need.


Our Partnership with Francis House Children’s Hospice:

At JP Goldman, we have always been passionate about supporting causes related to children’s health and well-being. When we learned about Francis House Children’s Hospice, it was an immediate connection for us as their mission aligned perfectly with ours. For decades, Francis House has been providing care, support, and respite services for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

We were impressed by the holistic approach taken by Francis House towards caring for these children. Their team consists of specialised doctors, nurses, therapists, and charity coordinators.


What is Francis House Children’s Hospice?

Francis House Children’s Hospice is a charitably funded children’s hospice that provides care and support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families. The hospice is located in Didsbury, Manchester, UK and has been serving the community for over 30 years.

The history of Francis House dates back to the late 1970s when Sister Aloysius McCallion, a nun from the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity, recognised the need for specialized care for children with life-threatening conditions. With her vision and determination, Sister Aloysius set out to establish a place where these children could receive medical care as well as emotional and social support. In 1991, her dream became a reality when Francis House opened its doors to its first family. More on Francis Houses’ history can be read here https://www.francishouse.org.uk/who-we-are/our-history/.


Today, Francis House has grown into a state-of-the-art facility with bedrooms for children to stay overnight along with comfortable communal areas for families to spend time together. The hospice also offers day-care services for those who do not require overnight stays but still need respite care. Furthermore, they provide end-of-life care and bereavement support for families who have lost their child.


At Francis House, every child receives individualized care based on their unique needs. The team of dedicated staff includes nurses, doctors, therapists, counselors, and volunteers who work together to ensure that each child receives holistic care throughout their journey at the hospice.


In addition to providing physical care, Francis House also focuses on improving the quality of life of those it cares for.


The Francis House mission


The mission of Francis House Children’s Hospice is to provide holistic care and support to children with life-limiting conditions and their families. They strive to create a home away from home for these children where they can receive specialist medical care in a warm and welcoming environment.


Their ultimate goal is to enhance the quality of life for every child under their care by offering physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical support. They firmly believe that every child deserves to live their lives to the fullest regardless of their illness or disability.


Over the years, Francis House has become an integral part of the community it serves. Their dedicated team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that each child receives personalized care that meets their unique needs.


In addition to providing direct services to children and families, Francis House also advocates for better treatment options for those living with serious illnesses. They actively collaborate with healthcare providers and other organisations to improve standards


Why we chose Francis House as our charity partner

There are countless charities and organisations out there, all doing incredible work to make the world a better place. So, why did we choose Francis House Children’s Hospice as our charity partner?


First and foremost, it was their mission that truly resonated with us. Francis House is dedicated to providing care and support for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions, along with offering emotional support for their families. This aligns perfectly with our company values of empathy, compassion, and making a positive impact in our community.


Additionally, we were impressed by the scope of services offered by Francis House. They provide not only respite care for families but also offer a wide range of therapies including art therapy, music therapy, play therapy, physiotherapy and more. These services help improve the quality of life for both the children and their families during an incredibly challenging time.


We also appreciated how Francis House operates as a home-away-from-home for these children. Their facilities are designed to feel warm, welcoming and comfortable – almost like a second home – which is important in creating a safe space for the children to relax and enjoy their time there.


Furthermore, we were drawn to the fact that Francis House relies heavily on community support to continue providing their vital services. As a local business deeply rooted in our community, we felt compelled to give back in any way we could.


Our journey with Francis House

Our journey with Francis House Children’s Hospice began in 2020, when our company first decided to give back to the community by supporting a local charity. The charity is close to our founder’s heart, he visited as a child and the memory lasts.


Despite this we ensured that we conducted applied research and due consideration, before choosing Francis House as our partner in giving back, and it has been an incredible experience ever since.


From the moment we stepped into Francis House for the first time, we were immediately struck by the warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff and volunteers greeted us with open arms and showed us around the facility. We were amazed at how they managed to create a peaceful and uplifting environment amidst such difficult circumstances.


As we learned more about the services provided by Francis House, we knew that this was where we wanted to focus our efforts towards giving back. We were inspired by their dedication to providing comfort not only for the sick child but also for their entire family during such challenging times.


Our team quickly got involved in various fundraising events organised by Francis House throughout the year. From sponsored walks to easter sales and auctions to abseils, each event was filled with enthusiasm and passion from everyone involved. It was heartwarming to see people come together from all walks of life to support this amazing cause.