Liz Elam, Principal, and Pat McQuade, Director of Students at Abbey College Manchester, presented Francis House Children’s Hospice with a donation of £2,500 and a celebratory cake, following a successful fundraising campaign for the charity.
Based in Didsbury, Francis House provides essential support for families and their children, who have been diagnosed as having life threatening or life limiting conditions. The hospice provides a home from home, where families can receive professional care, support and friendship, free of charge and regardless of faith or cultural background.
Abbey College is a leading independent college in the heart of Manchester, with a fast-growing and vibrant community, and over the last year staff and pupils have undertaken a range of fundraising initiatives to support the local hospice. The college’s efforts included a charity fashion show, which saw students present their creative collections at an event brimming with cultural inspiration, an annual charity dinner, in which staff and students gave generously to support the cause, and a sponsored bake sale.
Kate Puc, Fundraising Officer for Francis House Children’s Hospice, comments: “We are extremely grateful for this kind donation from Abbey College. The hospice provides vital support for local families and their children, but we rely on the generous fundraising efforts of local establishments like the college to enable us to continue with our work.”
Liz Elam, Principal of Abbey College, adds: “We are delighted to be able to present Kate and the team at Francis House Children’s Hospice with this donation. The admirable work done at the hospice to provide care and support for children and their families is fantastic, and we hope to be able to continue our support of the charity with ongoing fundraising events in the future.”