Derian House History

Prior to 1991 there were no dedicated respite or palliative support facilities in Lancashire for families of children with life shortening conditions, and it was in response to a plea for funding for a children’s hospice from the Haydock family from Leyland, whose son Derek was suffering from a life threatening condition, that the concept of Derian House was born.

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1991

The Haydock family from Leyland set up a fundraising group with the aim of building a children’s hospice. Their son Derek had a life-threatening condition so they combined the names of both their sons, Derek and Ian, to create Derian House. They raised £25,000 towards the capital costs before asking Margaret Vinten to take over the campaign and make their vision a reality.

1991
2

1993

Derian House welcomes its first child, a baby boy aged three months, on the 11th of October

1993
3

1993

First Morecambe Bay Walk takes place

1993
4

1996

First Forget Me Not appeal raised £34,269

1996
5

2004

Planets in the Park with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) raises £21,305

2004
6

2009

Lights of Love staged at Blackburn Cathedral for the first time

2009
7

2010

Derian Lodge opens in November

2010
8

2011

Margaret Vinten awarded an MBE for her years of service to Derian House

2011
9

2018

Derian House celebrates 25 years of care and Derian on Holiday opens

2018

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