Derian House History

1991

1991

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.

1993

1993

1993

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

1993

1993

1993

First Morecambe Bay Walk takes place

1996

1996

1996

First Forget Me Not appeal raised £34,269  

2004

2004

2004

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

2009

2009

2009

Lights of Love staged at Blackburn Cathedral for the first time

2010

2010

2010

Derian Lodge opens in November

2011

2011

2011

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

2018

2018

2018

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

2019

2019

2019

Derian House Children’s Hospice was named Charity of the Year 2019 at the prestigious JustGiving Awards

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Take a Tour of Derian House

We’ve recently completed a million-pound refurbishment of our hospice, giving us some of the best facilities in the country. Come and take a peek at our new cinema, PlayZone and state-of-the-art sensory room…

  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Sensory Room
  • Messy PlayZone
  • Snug
  • Derian at the Movies
  • Smile Park
Tour of Derian House

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