Seagulls visit Derian House hospice

Tim ChannonGeneral

COLWYN BAY players and officials visited Derian House children’s hospice this week, taking along toys and presents as well as a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of the club.
Derian House, who serve a huge area of the North West with respite and palliative support for families of children with life shortening conditions, need £8,000 a day to operate and rely almost entirely on fundraising and donations.
Thanks to supporters of the hospice, including manager Frank Sinclair, Derian House are the club’s shirt sponsors this year, and the Seagulls party met some of the staff and children and were taken on a tour of the impressive facilities at the premises near Chorley to see the wonderful work that they do.
The manager described it as “an amazing humbling experience.”
The club would like to say a big thank you to everybody who contributed gifts and especially to Morrisons supermarket who have been a huge help in collecting gifts for both Ty Gobaith as well as Derian House at their store in Colwyn Bay.

Some of the players and kit manager Bryan Kelly with youngsters during their visit to Derian House children's hospice.

Some of the players and kit manager Bryan Kelly with youngsters during their visit to Derian House children’s hospice.

Manager Frank Sinclair and chairman David Titchiner hand over the £1,000 dionation

Manager Frank Sinclair and chairman David Titchiner hand over the £1,000 donation

A club shirt signed by the players will be put in the hospice reception.

A club shirt signed by the players will be put in the hospice reception.