The Kirsty Appeal is a campaign to raise £5 million to secure the future of the Francis House Children's Hospice. Francis House offers the families of very sick children a respite from their role as carers and gives the children a loving home from home. Each year, Francis House cares for over 150 children and their families. To provide all this costs an enormous amount and the charity is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations. There is no charge to families for this service. They constantly seek funding from the various Health Authorities in whose areas the children live. Francis House currently receives less than 4% Government funding, so all the running and caring costs are by voluntary donation only. £5 million is needed to ensure the long-term viability of the hospice and the consequences of that figure not being raised are not worth thinking about.

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The Kirsty Appeal has also produced an amazing video telling the story of Kirsty, the Appeal and the Francis House Hospice. We thoroughly recommend anyone to view a copy. A free copy can be sent to you by contacting the Kirsty Appeal.