Around £30,000 was raised when big-hearted supporters attended Derian House’s 20th anniversary dinner.
More than 180 people attended the dinner at Barton Grange Hotel, near Preston.
They enjoyed a three-course meal, entertainment, tombola and an auction.
At the end of the night, organisers estimate a whopping £30,000 was raised for hospice funds.
Community fundraiser Jill Kirkham said: “It was an amazing night and quite moving too. We are delighted at how well it went and how generous everyone was.”
Footballer Steven Gerrard is a supporter of Derian House via his foundation which aids disadvantaged children.
The footballer was unable to attend, but representatives attended on his behalf.
Among those attending was actor Steve Pemberton and TV star Sherrie Hewson. Steve, who has starred in League of Gentlemen and Benidorm, and Sherrie, from daytime TV’s Loose Women, have both raised tens of thousands of pounds for the hospice after nominating Derian House as their chosen charity on TV quiz shows.
Prior to 1991, there were no dedicated respite or palliative support facilities in Lancashire for families of children with life-shortening conditions.
It was in response to a plea from the Haydock family, from Leyland, whose son, Derek, had died from a progressive genetic condition, that the concept of Derian House was born.
After a massive fund-raising operation, it opened in 1993.