Family fun day tonic for charities

Family Fun Day

A family fun day at Penwortham’s Sir Tom Finney Pub raised £634.80 for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity’s Children’s Appeal and Derian House Children’s Hospice.

With a bouncy castle, fairground rides, magician, live music, games, stalls selling cupcakes, toys, books and candles among other things, ice cream van and a raffle, it attracted hundreds of local families.

Lucy Clark, fundraiser for the Children’s Appeal, said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to make what was the first ever joint event between Derian and the Children’s Appeal such a success.”

The appeal is raising £1 million for a shopping list of items to improve patient and family experience across children’s services at the Royal Preston Hospital, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, Leyland’s Broadoaks Child Development Centre, where it has been given the go ahead to build a new outdoor play park assessment area, and other centres.

In 2022, it will cost Derian House £5.7 million to provide services to 450 babies, children, and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions from across the North West of England, with only 17% of that total coming from statutory sources, meaning that the rest is dependent on donations.