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Francis House Children’s Hospice
About Francis House….
The Rainbow Family Trust was formed to fund both the building and day to day running of the desperately needed children’s hospice, which became Francis House.
Francis House is a loving home where the corridors are filled with laughter and the rooms flooded with light. Staff work around the clock to ensure these youngsters cram as much into their short years as possible whilst helping parents come to terms with the inevitable. Families are looked after both emotionally and physically for many months before, and are equally supported in the same manner afterwards.
Francis House is free of charge to all who stay, as financial problems are the last thing on parents mind at this sad time. They are, however, entirely reliant upon voluntary funding. They do not receive any support from the government and less than 5% from local health authorities. The running costs alone are over £1.7 million a year which is causing Francis House to currently exist ‘hand to mouth’.