Trafford-based family company, Creamline Dairies ( ) – a long standing supporter of Didsbury’s Francis House Children’s Hospice – has continued its mission to raise funds for the local charity, donating £1,000 thanks to a summer of fundraising events.

Combining the company’s drive to support local fairs and events and their continued support of local charities, Creamline used their presence at the Cheshire Show, the Didsbury Festival, the Northern tennis tournament and summer school fairs at Didsbury C of E and Beaver Road primary school to raise £835.56, which was then boosted by Creamline to the four figure sum.

Pulling out all the stops for their summer fundraising roadshow, Creamline treated visitors to an array of entertainment, from a giant milk bottle themed skittles game, to cookie decorating stations and delicious strawberries and cream tasters, with all proceeds going to Francis House.

Creamline prides itself on supporting the communities it serves throughout Greater Manchester and Cheshire, with the dairy’s local lottery scheme raising over £40,000 for the charity over the last 15 years. Commenting on the summer fundraiser project, Creamline’s joint managing director Rob Purvis said:

‘’As a company we’re committed to supporting local charities whenever possible, which is why we wanted to put our schedule of summer events to good use. It was a great opportunity to not only highlight the importance of supporting local farmers, which is something that is always at the forefront of our minds, but to also raise money for such a good cause.

“As a local company we’ve seen how important Francis House is to those that depend on it, which is why we were more than happy to nominate it as our chosen charity over the summer months.”

Opened in 1991, Francis House ( ) provides care for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions. The hospice helps over 370 families from all across the north west, providing specialist care in a homely, happy and secure environment, 365 days a year. Services include home care, respite care, sibling support and bereavement support.

Along with its support of Francis House, Creamline’s long-established independent local lottery scheme – and donations direct from the dairy – award tens of thousands of pounds a year to local good causes including St Ann’s Hospice, Cre8, The Message, and local community groups like the Girl Guides. Customers can buy lottery tickets for just 20 pence either online or via their regular order.