Cash builder for hospice

2 Sep 2019 10:41
Published by: Daniel Almond


CHORLEY children’s hospice Derian House has received a £25,000 cash boost from a local property and construction business.

The Eric Wright Charitable Trust – the charitable arm and sole owner of the Eric Wright Group – donated the sum after nominating the hospice as one if its charities of the year.

Two of the trustees, Michele Collier and Alison Wright, who is also the wife of the company’s founder Eric Wright, visited Derian to present the cheque.

She said: “We are thrilled to offer this cheque to such a deserving charity, which supports the needs of many local families who depend on the organisation for their respite care and excellent support networks.

“Without these facilities, families could face an uncertain future so it is essential that Derian can provide the necessary equipment and facilities to maintain a high-quality standard of care and offer ongoing support to those who need it.”

Derian House Children’s provides respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people with life-limiting and life-shortening conditions.

Fundraising manager Kevin Bedford said: “We’ve been working with Eric Wright Trust for a couple of years now and we are very grateful that they have chosen us as one of their official charities of the year in 2019.

 “£25,000 is a significant amount for the charity. It could fund a nurse’s scholarship for a year, allowing someone to gain the training they need to provide care for complex children as part of the Derian House team, and also send 13 of our families on a free week’s break to our holiday lodge at Ribby Hall. This money will make a real difference to our children and young people.”


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