2013 annual Francis House charity ball makes £110,000 profit

Mike and Gwen O'Brien with Joan and Tony Traynor

Mike and Gwen O'Brien with Joan and Tony Traynor - Credit: Archant

More than 500 guests enjoyed the annual Francis House ball which made £110,000 profit for the hospice. The money raised on the evening will help with cost of building and staffing the £3.5m extension which is due to open this year.

The development at the Didsbury-based hospice will double the capacity, allowing them to care for more terminally ill children.

The event at Mere Golf resort including an evening of entertainment including a magician, dancers, live music and a disco.