Families joined in on the Deck the Halls tour, with a map of all the light displays – helping to raise funds and awareness for Derian House, an organization that looks after 400 children and young people with life-limiting illnesses across the north west. One house in Leyland was brimming with bright lights and festive figures – home to Joan Mills, who recently celebrated her 70th birthday. She said: “Lighting up my house is my way of supporting this brilliant local charity and also my way of honoring those I have lost over the past few years – my husband Malcolm, my mum, my daughter’s fiancé, my sister and dad.” Kerry Pritchard, Community Fundraiser at Derian House, expressed her gratitude for everyone coming together to show their support: “We are grateful to everyone who took part and raised vital funds to help us care for our children.”
Derian House Children’s Hospice
Derian House Children’s Hospice is a beacon of hope in Chorley, Lancashire – providing palliative care and support to families with children who have life-limiting illnesses. The hospice strives to provide the best care and support possible, which is why they rely on the generosity of donations, grants, and community support. At the heart of it all is a friendly home-from-home environment for those children and their families. Here they can find solace from respite care, end-of-life services, grief counseling and more – allowing them to create precious memories together. Derian House Children’s Hospice is more than just a service provider; it’s a refuge for those who need it most.
Lancashire is in the North West of England and is known for its beautiful rolling countryside, majestic coastline and vibrant cities. The county has a rich history, from ancient Roman sites to historic stately homes. In terms of industry, Lancashire is renowned for textiles, particularly cotton-spinning mills. It also offers plenty of attractions for tourists such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Windermere Lake District and the seaside towns of Southport and Lytham St Annes. There are a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy too, from cycling to fishing. And when it comes to culture, Lancashire has plenty – with an array of museums and galleries, plus a vibrant music scene that features both classical orchestras and modern bands.