A STRETFORD joinery firm is holding a charity day in aid of Francis House.

The Howdens event is taking place on September 5 and will begin at 8am.

Mark Smith, the manager of Howdens, will be sitting in a bath of beans and there will also be a DJ, car wash, hog roast, raffle, tickets to the united museum and much more.

A spokesman for Howdens said: "The aim is to raise as much as we can to help with the cost of running an amazing sanctuary for not just the poorly children but their families also."

The event will be held at Unit 2 Stretford Motorway Estate, off Barton Dock Road.

Call 0161 259 2950 for more information.