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Supporting local children’s hospice in Chorley

We’ve donated £700 to Derian House children’s hospice from our Future Story funding to supply much needed bedding and equipment following the refurbishment of 10 of their rooms in the hospice, and a further four in Derian Lodge in 2017.

Situated in the heart of Lancashire, Derian House is renowned throughout the region as being at the forefront of children’s palliative and respite care in providing care for life threatened children, and support for their families.

Over the past 25 years the hospice has provided a service which is so crucial to these children, and is part of a team which supports them and their family through the highs and lows of their illness, and beyond…..

The cost of continuing to provide this high level of care and support will be in excess of £3.95 million this year, and in the absence of any significant statutory funding, staff at the hospice continue to rely almost exclusively on their own efforts and the support of their friends in the wider community to raise the £3.95 million they will need this year to continue to meet the needs of children and families throughout Lancashire and Cumbria!

David O’Reilly Land and Planning Director NW said: “The care and support offered by Derian House to patients and their families is truly priceless and we are delighted to be able to offer our support by making the donation through our Future Story funding to provide much needed bedding in their refurbished bedrooms.

“A number of our staff here in Chorley have approached us to support this local charity and when we were approached by Elaine from their fundraising team we were more than happy to get involved.

“We receive so many applications for our support and it is great we can do something with this wonderful charity. We are committed to supporting the communities in which we work and build our new homes, and I really encourage any charities and groups looking for funding to apply to the Future Story fund for their chance to receive sponsorship for their own cause.”

Elaine Middleton, Corporate Fundraiser for Derian House said: “We really appreciate the tremendous support we’ve received from Story Homes. The new bedding has really put the finishing touches to the newly refurbished rooms and are making a tremendous difference in providing a home from home atmosphere which the children love.”

Click here for more information about Future Story funding.

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