Supermarket giant Morrisons announced they have reached £1 million already in their fundraising efforts for charity partner Together for Short Lives and UK children’s hospices.
Together for Short Lives is the only charity supporting the UK’s children’s hospices, including Derian House.
Money raised by Morrisons will go towards supporting children’s hospices, like Derian House, to provide lifeline support to families caring for a seriously ill child.
Morrisons hope to raise £10 million over the three-year partnership to help us be there for Derian House’s families.
Mick Croskery, Fundraising Manager at Derian House, said: “It’s fantastic to see what Morrisons has achieved already! It costs us £5.7 million every year to run services at Derian House and yet we receive only 17% of this from government funding.
“The funding from this partnership will greatly benefit the hospice, helping us to continue to care for the children and young people who need us most.”
Andy Fletcher, Together for Short Lives CEO, says: “The creativity and enthusiasm shown by Morrisons colleagues up and down the country during the first four months of our partnership has been just amazing! A huge thank you from Together for Short Lives to everyone who has worked so hard to reach the £1 million milestone – it will make such a difference to families caring for a seriously ill child.
David Potts, Morrisons CEO, says: “We’re pleased to have reached the £1 million milestone for Together for Short Lives. Our colleagues and customers are passionate about raising vital funds for local children’s hospices so that they can provide seriously ill children and their families with opportunities to spend very highly valued time together.”