Leo Cliffe, one of the young people cared for by the Chorley-based children’s charity, cut the ribbon to officially declare the new store open.
Leo, 20, who lives in Coppull, Chorley, said: “I love coming to Derian House because it gives me a chance to meet up with my friends and have fun.
The staff are lovely and it feels like home.” Located on Fishergate (opposite KFC) the shop is the charity’s first city centre location, and joins the retail network of shops in Chorley, Leyland, Horwich and a warehouse in Adlington.
Leo (pictured) was joined by the charity’s patron, TV star and performer Kiki Deville, who helped mark the official opening in style.
All profits from the new shop will go towards helping care for more than 400 babies, children and young people with life-limiting illnesses from across the North West.
The charity is looking for volunteers to help run the new shop, especially people with experience in the customer services industry or a background in volunteering.
If you would like to find out more, contact Volunteer Coordinator Fran Lees on 01257 233 300 or email [email protected]