Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Our Manchester team lifts spirits and lends a helping hand this Easter

To support local causes in the Manchester area this Easter, our Manchester team has donated 78 Easter eggs to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and took part in volunteering to fundraise for Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Manchester Children's Hospital Easter eggs donation

Supporting two important causes this Easter

Two of our Manchester staff members spent the day at Francis House Children’s Hospice to volunteer in its Easter Chick Appeal. Over 35,000 knitted chicks and bunnies were created as part of the appeal, including 45 from us. The volunteers then spent the day unpacking and filling these with Creme Eggs to then be sold across the North West for £2 each to raise money for the Didsbury hospice. 

Across Greater Manchester, Francis House Children’s Hospice provides specialist care and support to over 2,000 children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families every year.

Francis House Hospice

Rachel Nasiri, fundraising officer at Francis House, said: “Our Easter Chick Appeal is unique in that it involves not just our wonderful knitters but the whole community going all out in their support. We rely on the community’s goodwill to continue our services; it is very reassuring in this difficult fundraising climate to see so many supporters such as Taylor Wimpey still prepared to give their time, efforts and money to help our hospice.”

The Manchester team also donated a collection of 78 Easter eggs, toys, games and books to Manchester Foundation Trust Charity to help put a smile on the faces of the children being treated at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. 

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is the largest and busiest children’s hospital in the UK. It provides specialist care for children and young people across the North West, UK and internationally, as well as general paediatric care for children and young people across Greater Manchester.