New equipment for Derian House hydrotherapy pool

Steve Greenhalgh from Redrow and Danine Pasquill, head of care for Derian House, with physiotherapist Maris Platt in the pool

Steve Greenhalgh from Redrow and Danine Pasquill, head of care for Derian House, with physiotherapist Maris Platt in the pool

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Derian House Children’s Hospice will be boosting its range of hydrotherapy services after receiving a £12,675 donation from housebuilder Redrow.

The money was raised for the Chorley hospice by a charity ball held at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.

“The pool will also now be open to all those who use our day care facilities and their families, not just those accessing respite care.”

Susie Poppitt, head of fund-raising for Derian House

It follows a donation of more than £20,000 from Redrow last year as part of its ‘charity challenge’ to mark the company’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

This year’s gift will be used to buy new equipment for the hospice’s pool that will help children with their hydrotherapy treatment.

Susie Poppitt, head of fund-raising for Derian House, said: “Redrow has once again raised an amazing amount for us.

“The money will be used to purchase new flotation equipment that will allow children who have had a tracheotomy to access more of our treatments in the pool.

“Also, children who have their mobility compromised have much more flexibility of movement in the pool, so it will be well utilised.

“The pool will also now be open to all those who use our day care facilities and their families, not just those accessing respite care.”

This year’s Redrow ball attrcated around 500 contractors, suppliers, consultants and staff, along with representatives from the hospice.

A silent auction and a raffle was held and entertainment was courtesy of specialist event band, the RPJ Band.

Proceeds were split between Derian House and St Catherine’s Hospice, both receiving more than £12,000.

Steve Greenhalgh, managing director for Redrow Homes in Lancashire, said: “Everyone is keen to carry on fund-raising as we are aware that these fabulous organisations rely very much on the support of businesses and 
individuals.”