Derian House Children’s Hospice has been looking after seriously ill children for more than a quarter of a century.
The name Derian comes from a combination of the names of brothers Derek and Ian Haydock. The Haydock family helped found the hospice after struggling to access services for Derek, who lived with a life-limiting condition.
Today the charity cares for more than 400 babies, children and young people from across Lancashire, South Cumbria and Greater Manchester.
In its most recent inspection in 2019 the charity was rated Outstanding by the CQC (Care Quality Commission). That year it also won the national Just Giving Awards Charity of the Year.
In 2021 it will cost £5 million to run services at Derian House. With just 12%of this coming from government funding, the charity relies heavily on the generosity of its supporters.