Derian House Benefits from School Walk
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Year 10 boys raised £1,845 during the Bolton School sponsored walk from school to Rivington Pike and back during the summer months.
The money will go towards the £2.9m operating costs that Derian House, based in Chorley, needs to raise annually. 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.
Families who have a child with a life shortening condition can choose from a range of care and support services to meet their individual needs which include; short planned breaks in Derian House, Hospice at Home, sibling support group, end of life care and support at home or in Derian House, and bereavement support after the death of a child.
They are currently supporting more than 300 families who have a child with a life shortening illness, and a further 200 who are receiving bereavement support. For them Derian House is the means by which they deal with the highs and lows of their child’s illness and its aftermath.
The sponsored walk raised a huge amount of funds which has been divided up so many charities benefit, including The British Heart Foundation, and Macmillan Cancer Support.