Chorley charity in with a chance of winning share of £1million fund
Derian House Children’s Hospice is appealing for the support of the public after reaching the final to win a share of a house builder’s £1million charity prize.
The large cash sum, being given away by Persimmon Homes, is going to under 18s from across the country in its Building Futures charity programme.
Derian House, on Park Road, has secured at least £5,000 by being shortlisted in the national programme for their work in supporting young people with life limiting conditions.
But it is now down to the public vote for who bags the top prizes of £100,000, £50,000 and £20,000.
Kevin Bedford, Income Generation Manager at Derian House Children’s Hospice, is appealing for everyone to vote for the hospice.
He said: “It’s a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need our supporters to get behind us and get voting so that we are in the strongest position possible to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.
“We’re very lucky at Derian to have incredibly loyal supporters, and we know that they will back us like they always do.”
Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation. Through the scheme, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education and arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.
Derian House looks after 400 children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across the North West offering end of life care and support for families.
Care is free to the families who use the service, but costs £4.8million every year.
Only seven percent of this money comes from the government, with the charity relying on the generosity of its supporters for 93p in every pound.
To vote for Derian House, visit persimmonhomes.com/building-futures.