Dad’s challenge in aid of Derian House

Leon Lachmann of Kendal who is taking on a cycling challenge for Derian House
Leon Lachmann of Kendal who is taking on a cycling challenge for Derian House
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A dad will be going all out with a double dare to raise much needed funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice later this month.

Leon Lachmann, a member of the charity’s Kendal Support Group, will setting out from the town on Saturday, September 20, on a sponsored challenge that will see him covering the 51 mile journey to the hospice both on foot and by bike.

He will cycle 17 miles to Bolton Le Sands and then walk 34 miles to the Hospice in Astley Village, Chorley.

Derian House currently supports more than 250 families throughout the North West who have a child or young adult with a life threatening condition, and a further 150 families who are receiving bereavement support.

Head of fundraising, Susie Poppitt said she was delighted Leon has taken on the challenge.

She said: “The Kendal Support Group has been involved in fundraising on our behalf since the early days of the Capital Appeal to build the hospice, and as the newest member of the group, Leon has set the bar very high in fundraising challenge terms! We hope this will be the first of a whole new chapter of fundraising challenges, and are looking forward to working with Leon in the future.”

The hospice has a £3.3million annual target, with very little government support.

Donations supporting Leon can be made online at: www.justgiving.com/leonlachmann01/or they can be sent directly to: Derian House Children’s Hospice, Astley Village, Chorley, Lancs. PR7 1DH.