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An evening with Francis House Children’s Hospice On May 17th Francis House Children’s Hospice came to Bamford Chapel, to present a talk and video about their work during an evening of cheese and wine. The evening formed part of their mission to spread the word about the hospice and invite support. To an audience of approximately 20 people, Revd. David Ireland, Chief Executive of Francis House and Minister at Oldham’s Union Street United Reformed Church, explained that Francis House helps over 230 sick children and their families a year from all over the North West. The evening started with a video of moving interviews with some of the families that use Francis House. Many of the parents of children and young adults with life-limiting or lifethreatening conditions look upon their stays at Francis House as a holiday and a break from their 24 hour a day role as carers. This enables them to do the simple things in life like going to the cinema, having a meal out or spending time with their other children. Meanwhile with a range of play facilities and therapies, their sick child is able to benefit from unique experiences, while in the safe hands of the dedicated care team. Following the refreshment break, David went on to describe the increase in demand for nights respite from children that are now living beyond sixteen years of age. To address this growing need, work is underway on the construction of a new seven bedroom extension, due for completion Summer 18

Bamford Chapel July/August 2012 Magazine  

Bamford Chapel July/August 2012 Magazine

Bamford Chapel July/August 2012 Magazine  

Bamford Chapel July/August 2012 Magazine

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