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    Weʼve raised £300 to provide toys to Derian House Children's Hospice for Christmas

    Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 2nd December 2016

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    As Christmas approaches, and we all get ready to provide gifts and presents to our own loved ones, we should think of those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

    I have decided that this year, I'd like to try and make a difference to Children, who may not have the same Christmas experience as ourselves, that we take for granted.

    Derian House is a children's hospice providing palliative care and respite for those children with life-shortening conditions.

    Derian is currently supporting more than 300 families who have a child or young adult suffering from a life shortening condition, as well as providing bereavement support for a further 200 families.

    Due to a lot of the children's conditions, they cannot play with 'normal' toys, but love things such as:
    - Arts & Crafts
    - Interactive toys
    - Board games
    - Story books (especially sensory or interactive - i.e. buttons or textures)

    I would like to raise money to get some of these items for the children to use within the hospice.

    You could donate if you wish, or alternatively, if you'd like to buy an extra gift this Christmas, and donate this to our cause, that would be much appreciated.

    Far from being a place of sorrow, Derian House is a place of love, laughter and respect. Everyone visiting remarks on the happy, welcoming atmosphere, and even at the worst time in their lives, parents speak of their gratitude for the safe haven that is Derian House.




    • Craig Astley1 year ago
      Craig Astley

      Craig Astley

      1 year ago

      First of the toys bought for Derian: A play-doh set, a labyrinth ball game and a Mickey Mouse Jigsaw. Many thanks to those who have donated, and keep sharing with your friends and family!

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    Page last updated on: 12/2/2016 9:04 PM



    • Emma Baker

      Emma Baker

      Dec 2, 2016


    • Dan, Lisa and Meredith

      Dan, Lisa and Meredith

      Dec 2, 2016

      Well done pal great idea


    • James Worden

      James Worden

      Dec 2, 2016


    • Helen Thomas

      Helen Thomas

      Dec 2, 2016

      Sorry it's late. Keep up the good work xx


    • Anonymous


      Dec 2, 2016

    • Ben Hunter

      Ben Hunter

      Dec 2, 2016


    • Jessica wilkinson

      Jessica wilkinson

      Dec 1, 2016

      Not a lot but it all counts.


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    Chorley, Lancashire, United Kingdom

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