King’s Senior Girls have
shown their egg-cellent community spirit to support the Francis House ‘Easter
Chick Knit’ campaign.
The inventive girls
managed to donate a staggering 1200 crème eggs to the appeal, having written to
many local shops and supermarkets to help them in their ambitions to beat the
1,191 eggs donated last year.
Each school House was
trying to generate more eggs than the other, with Adlington House being the
Every year, crafty
supporters of Francis House from across the world knit thousands of little
woolly chicks. The chicks are then filled with a donated
chocolate egg and sold in schools, stores and businesses all over Greater
Manchester to raise funds for the hospice.
Francis House, which
requires £11,500 a day to run, offers care for children and young adults who
have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and provide essential
support for their families.
Last year, more than 40,000 chicks were knitted and
filled with chocolate eggs, helping the campaign to raise over £50,000!
Emma Rapley (left) and Lucy Thompson (right) from Francis House, with King’s