Derian House 25th anniversary: A party to celebrate

Derian House Children's Hospice has 25 reasons to celebrate as it held a star-studded birthday bash for its silver anniversary.

Wednesday, 24th October 2018, 10:29 am
Updated Thursday, 25th October 2018, 10:43 am
Derian House ambassadors, Judy and Ted Robbins, ambassador, Elizabeth Grant, patron Kiki DeVille and wizard magician Barrington Powell
Derian House ambassadors, Judy and Ted Robbins, ambassador, Elizabeth Grant, patron Kiki DeVille and wizard magician Barrington Powell

The silver-themed party, held at the site in Chancery Road, Chorley, saw more than 100 families celebrating a quarter of a century of helping youngsters with life-limiting conditions to make the very most of every moment.

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Party guests sang Happy Birthday and cut into a gigantic birthday cake baked by celebrity baker Molly Robbins, from Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers.Her parents, Ted and Judy Robbins also came along to the bash in their role as proud Derian ambassadors.

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Derian House ambassadors, Judy and Ted Robbins, ambassador, Elizabeth Grant, patron Kiki DeVille and wizard magician Barrington Powell

Ted, an actor, TV presenter and radio broadcaster, said: “Every time I come to Derian it fills my heart with joy. Seeing what people face up to with courage and dignity is humbling and being here is just life-affirming.“The birthday party has been full of fun and colour and Judy and I are so proud to be a part of it.”

As well as party games, entertainment and ice cream, the guests had the first chance to meet Derian’s new Patron, Kiki DeVille – best known as judge on TV talent show All Together Now.

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Four-year-old Harry
Lucy Campbell with Hallie (5) and Macy (8