Colourful family of knitted chicks will raise vital funds for Francis House children’s hospice

Staff at Warrington Collegiate are putting their knitting skills to the test to produce an array of cute and colourful chicks as part of a campaign to raise an egg-ceptional amount of money for north west based children’s hospice, Francis House.

More than 50 chicks have been knitted so far in a variety of colours and patterns, with more currently being brought to life by staff and their families.

Each chick will be filled with a Cadbury’s Crème Egg, or similar chocolatey treat, before being sold for £1.50.

All proceeds will go to Francis House, which provides a home from home for families of children with life threatening and life limiting conditions.

Francis House’s Easter chick appeal runs each year, with last year’s campaign raising a phenomenal £27,492 for the charity.

Warrington Collegiate hopes to raise as much as possible to help the charity beat that amount this year.

The college’s participation in the fundraiser was initiated by Sharon Davies, personal assistant to the college’s executive leadership team.

She said: “We’ve got chicks in every colour you can think of – we’ve even got chicks that look like Batman, the Hulk and Iron Man!

“We’re still on the hunt for more knitters to help create even more chicks. The more we can knit, the more we can raise for Francis House! We’re also in desperate need of more Crème Eggs. If anyone is able to donate any eggs, knitted chickens or spare wool, we would be extremely grateful.”

Donations of eggs, wool and knitted chicks can be dropped off to Sharon in the Principalship.