Assistant Principal, Jan Regan, presented a cheque to the Head of Fundraising at Derian House, Susie Poppitt, at a formal lunch on October 22nd.

The lunch celebrated the fundraising efforts of KGV’s Derian House Ambassadors, a group of 9 students responsible for organising fundraising activities and promoting the charity across the College.  At the lunch, student volunteers were each awarded a certificate for their contribution to the fundraising activities.

Jan Regan said, “I am delighted with our fundraising total. There were only 9 students in the group, so to raise over £3,000 was a tremendous achievement. It was a pleasure to work with the students and we had some fun organising and arranging different events throughout the year.”

The total was raised through a variety of activities such as raffles, cake sales, a Christmas jumper day, and bag packing at Morrisons, Southport. The students sourced prizes for each event from a number of local businesses in the community including Tesco, M&S and the Trafford Centre.

Elena Barton, a student volunteer, said, “Working as a team to raise over £3,000 last year was an amazing experience and I will continue to fundraise outside of college in the future!”

Derian House Children’s Hospice provides a service of palliative and respite care to sick children and support for over 500 families across Lancashire. Their care team works with families to offer care and support when their child has a life-limiting condition.

“On behalf of the students I would like to thank everyone who contributed,” Jan Regan said.

For further information about Derian’s House Children’s Hospice or to donate to the cause, please see the charity website


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