Year of fundraising proceeds handed to children’s hospice

Presentation: The Derian House cheque handed over
Presentation: The Derian House cheque handed over
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A cheque for £5,200 has been presented to Derian House Children’s Hospice by staff at Chloe Angel charity shop in 65 Wellington Road, Ashton.

The money has been raised in the first year of the shop being open, having replaced a smaller shop at 75 Wellington Road.

It is run by Joanne Gallagher, whose seven-year-old grandaughter, Chloe Angel Gallagher, uses Derian House’s Hospice at Home facility.

Mrs Gallagher said setting up the first shop helped her focus and come to terms with the condition Chloe Angel Gallagher, who suffered brain damage at birth.

Chloe needs around-the-clock care after being diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means she has no use of her limbs and struggles to swallow. She is also blind and has Type 1 diabetes.

Mrs Gallagher said: “We are all absolutely elated to have raised so much in a year.

“We would like to continue our work for the charity, and it would be nice to have more customers come into the shop, and more donations of good quality clothing and other items.”

The money which was presented to Derian House last week will go towards the charity’s annual fundraising target of £3m.

The facility, in Astley Village, near Chorley, caters for young people up to age 24.

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