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HMG Support Francis House Easter Chick Knit 2024

  • 26 Mar 2024

This March, Manchester based HMG Paints will be supporting local charity Francis House Children’s Hospice, as they look to raise funds for their Easter Chick Knit Campaign.

The campaign sees thousands of handcrafted Easter chicks, each filled with a delicious Crème Egg, sold to raise funds for Francis House.

Every year at Francis House, supporters and volunteers of this campaign gather from across the UK to help knit thousands of chicks and bunnies. Each chick is personally hand-crafted, and crème egg sized surprise is inserted into each and every chick.

Each bespoke gift is paired with a chocolate egg and donate the Easter-themed pairing to supermarkets, businesses, and local individuals. This heart-warming initiative aims to raise vital funds to support children and young adults with life limiting conditions.

Discussing the event, Francis House said: “Every year, thousands of little woolly chicks, and bunnies flock into Francis House, knitted by crafty supporters from across the world. The chicks are filled with a donated chocolate egg each and sold in schools, stores, and businesses all across Greater Manchester to raise funds for the hospice.”


Leading independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints is honoured to support this meaningful event, helping to contribute to the success of the Easter Chick Knit fundraiser. As a company deeply rooted in the Manchester community, HMG often get involved with their community and support those in need. Members of the team are delighted to support the campaign this year and the team have gladly donated a generous 192 eggs to the cause.

Gracienne Ikin, Business Development Manager, comments: “HMG are so pleased to be involved with the Easter Chick appeal with Francis House once again this year. It really brings the festive Easter spirit to the factory at HMG when we sell the chocolate filled, knitted chicks and bunnies.

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“We are delighted to be able to support Francis House and this particular appeal is a really easy and fun way to get involved and raise vital funds.”

To date, thanks to the work of hundreds of supporters, tens of thousands of knitted chicks were sold via various outlets, raising over £51,500 and allowing many businesses to join hands in fundraising for the Easter season.

With the fundraising charity looking for varied venues to sell their chicks knits, HMG Collyhurst is further committing to this event; purchasing chicks and bunnies to sell across the independent paint factory in March. Francis House look to sell each ‘standard chick or bunny’ for a minimum of £2, as well as providing the option of supplying an ‘accessorised chick’ for £3.

With limited time left to get involved with this year’s event, HMG encourage all to get involved with this incredible event dedicated to making a positive impact. For more information about the Easter Chick Knit fundraiser and how you can get involved, visit: Easter Chick Knit – Francis House Children’s Hospice

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