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Derian Patrons & Ambassadors

Our celebrity supporters help us in many ways from spreading the word about the work we do here at Derian House to attending events, giving their time to our children and families and raising money to support the care we provide. We are very grateful for all their hard work and support. Find out more about our Patrons and Ambassadors and the work they do on our behalf by clicking on the photos below.

Lord Shuttleworth

Lord Shuttleworth

Patron

Lord Shuttleworth has been Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Lancashire since 1997 and was Chairman of the Association of Lord-Lieutenants from 2008 to 2018.

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Kiki DeVille

Kiki DeVille

Patron

Australian-born singer Kiki DeVille has been on the stage her whole life but shot to stardom on The Voice UK in 2014 as part of Team Will.i.am.

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Derian Ambassadors

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Ted & Judy Robbins

Derian Ambassadors

Ted is an actor, television presenter and radio broadcaster who currently presents the Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Lancashire.

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Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant

Derian Ambassador

Elizabeth won the title of Miss Preston in April 2016 before going on to win the national title Miss England in the same year.

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Jack Catterall

Derian Ambassador

Jack is a boxer from Chorley with an undefeated record. He currently holds the WBO Intercontinental Super Lightweight title.

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Jason Lowe

Jason Lowe

Derian Ambassador

Professional footballer Jason Lowe currently plays for Salford City FC. Originally from Leigh, Jason came up through the ranks at Blackburn Rovers.

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Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton

Derian Ambassador

Steve is an actor, comedian and writer who rose to prominence as a member of The League of Gentlemen, winning several major awards including a BAFTA, RTS and the Rose D’Or.

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Andy Clarke

Andy Clarke

Derian Ambassador

Andy works closely with the biggest names in rugby and football, both as an agent and through his company The Sports Office.

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Adam Parker Brown

Adam Parker Brown

Derian Ambassador

Adam Parker Brown is a singer, actor and producer. As a singer and actor, Adam has performed at some of the country’s most prestigious venues and events.

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Kellie Maloney

Kellie Maloney

Derian Ambassador

Kellie enjoyed a long and successful career as a boxing manager and promoter, and has become an inspirational transgender figure since her reassignment surgery in 2014.

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Community Ambassadors

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Stan Bamber MBE

Derian Ambassador

Born in St Helens, I joined the Army when I was 18, working very hard to climb through the ranks in locations all over the globe, before leaving 22 years later having reached the rank of Regimental Sargeant Major (RSM).

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Sandra Robinson

Sandra Robinson

Derian Ambassador

Sandra Robinson has worked alongside fellow Community Ambassador Stan Bamber for many years, setting up the Hyndburn Support group in 2011.

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Neil Hailwood

Derian Ambassador

In 2012 Neil decided to raise money for Derian House in memory of his friend’s son.

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Ryan Walmsley

Ryan Walmsley

Derian Ambassador

In 2018, 19 year old Ryan Walmsley set himself a challenge to run at least 3 miles every day throughout the year for Derian House.

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Wayne Hartley

Wayne Hartley

Derian Ambassador

Wayne is a teacher at Darwen Vale High School, and over the last decade they have made close ties with Derian House and currently raised over £32,000 for us.

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Colin Wilby

Colin Wilby

Derian Ambassador

Colin Wilby is half of the organisational team for Stars & Cars, in partnership with Derian House Community Fundraiser Mick Croskery.

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Karen & Nick Isherwood

Karen & Nick Isherwood

Derian Ambassadors

Nick and Karen Isherwood have been supporting Derian House since 2017.

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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
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