Anniversary event helps children's hospices

True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners in Euxton, Chorley marked its 15th anniversary in business with a celebratory birthday party and raised over £2,000 for Derian and Brian House, two local children’s hospices.

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The event was held at Barton Grange Hotel, Barton, and was attended by over 150 people consisting of True Bearing staff, their partners, clients, and guests.

The fundraising on the night was in aid of Derian and Brian House.  The two hospices have been providing palliative, specialist, respite, and end of life care for children and young adults across the North West for over 20 years.

Elaine Middleton, corporate fundraising manager at Derian House said: “The 15th birthday fundraising exceeded all expectations, we are delighted to be working with True Bearing and happy to share the event with Brian House.

“On behalf of everyone at Derian House, I’d like to say a huge thank you to True Bearing who have been supporting us since May of this year with a Charity Boxing match, Walk the Bay and now including us as part of their 15th birthday celebrations.  We are so grateful for their help.”

The two children’s hospices receive minimum funding from statutory sources and rely on the generosity of friends and local businesses to meet operational running costs.  This year, Derian House needs over £11,000 per day, and Brian House, a smaller hospice £3,300 per day to enable them to keep their doors open to help these sick children and their families.

Every donation and gift makes a big difference to the children and families who are facing the challenges of coping with life shortening and life threatening conditions.

Carol Wylde, clinical manager at Brian House was delighted with the funds raised for their Blackpool hospice commented: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone at True Bearing and the guests at their 15th birthday party who have raised such an impressive amount of money for Brian House.

“As a local children’s hospice, we rely on fundraising to enable us to meet the needs of our area’s most fragile children and to give them the chance to play and have fun as all children should. This support will directly benefit those children and their families who rely on our care and facilities.”

George Critchley, chairman of True Bearing in Euxton said: “Our 15th birthday party was a fabulous evening of celebration.  We have been providing GOOD Financial Advice and GOOD Service since we launched in 2003.  We wanted to celebrate our business growth and success with the staff who have all played some part in us achieving our business goals.  We also felt it fitting to include a fundraising event to help give something back to the community to which has served us during this time.” The firm has seen continual growth each year and now employs over 64 staff in their Euxton offices.  True Bearing, achieved ‘Chartered’ status back in 2010 – the highest standard within the industry and continue to hold this accolade today.