PM+M presents cheque to Derian House

PM+M has presented Derian House with a cheque for £837.07 raised over the Christmas period.

Based in Chorley, Derian House is a children’s hospice with a catchment area encompassing the whole of Lancashire and the South Lakes. It currently supports over 300 families who have a child suffering from a life shortening condition in addition to providing support for a further 200 families who have suffered bereavement.

The money was raised through a Christmas themed bake sale held at the Blackburn office on Challenge Way and a raffle at the Christmas party.

Upon presenting the cheque, business services partner Jackie Fisher said: “The team at Derian House kindly gave us a tour of their fantastic facilities and I think all those who went would agree that it was a deeply moving experience and that the work done at the Hospice is incredibly humbling. It certainly puts things into perspective.

"It costs £3m per year to keep the Hospice running and only 9% of that comes from government funding so the rest is totally relied upon from fundraisers.”

Jackie added: “We’re delighted to be able to make a contribution to such a worthy cause and hopefully we can raise even more for Christmas 2014.”