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Chorley firm digs deep for hospice
8:00am Sunday 22nd July 2012 in Chorley
A Chorley children’s hospice has been given a huge boost for its budding plans for a new garden.
Funding for the groundwork has been allocated and volunteers will do the actual gardening. A £5,000 donation from housebuilders Redrow will be used to furnish the garden.
Andrea Cail, general manager of Derian House, said: “The garden is being developed as part of our long term plan to refurbish areas of the hospice.
“Outdoor spaces are hugely important to the children, young people and families. We plan to use the Redrow grant to commission and purchase seating for the garden.”
Derian House currently supports more than 200 families with a child with a terminal or life-threatening illness. A further 200 families receive bereavement support from the hospice team. Based in Chancery Road, Derian House is near Buckshaw Village, where Redrow has current developments, Sandy Lane and the Village Green and its divisional headquarters.
Steve Greenhalgh, land director for Redrow, said: “Many of those who work for our team in Chorley are parents and we all recognise that Derian House is such an important charity for the local community. It needs a constant supply of funds to continue its vital work and we’re delighted to be able to support the hospice by providing a grant towards its garden project.”