Here's your chance to win £5,000 just in time for Christmas with Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley

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A leading children’s charity is holding a Christmas raffle with the chance of winning £5,000 pounds just in time for the festive period.

One lucky winner will take home the cash in the new Derian House Children’s Hospice Christmas raffle which will go towards helping sick children have their best-ever Christmas.

The charity raffle, which launched last week will help pay for the running of the Chorley-based hospice which cares for more than 400 babies, children and young adults with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Running for nine weeks, the Christmas raffle will also see £1,000 handed to the second prize winner, £500 for third prize and 20 runners-up prizes of £25 given out – all in return for a £1 ticket to play.

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Three-year-old Gaby who was born with half a heart - hypoplastic left heart syndrome - visits Derian House for playgroup, cinema visits and has enjoyed a free week’s holiday at one of the charity’s lodges. Mum Evita, of Skelmersdale, said: “We don’t know what the future holds for Gaby and so we take every day as it comes. Derian House Children’s Hospice helps us to make the most of every moment we have as a family. We may not have a long time with Gaby, but we will always have beautiful memories and pictures. I can’t thank Derian House enough for helping us to make the most of our time with her.”

Sarah Proctor, Community Fundraiser at Derian House, said: “We’re really excited to be launching our new Christmas raffle. Just think – £5,000 could be put towards those expensive gifts for the kids, or the most lavish Christmas dinner ever, or even escaping for a luxury break!

“The more tickets people buy, the greater their chance of winning – and the more families we can help. It will cost £6 million to run Derian House this year and we rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters as we only receive a small amount of this in NHS funding.

“If 500 people bought just one ticket each, it would raise enough for a month of activities, days out, and memory making for one of our families – and would make a real difference to their lives.”

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Every 10 tickets sold could allow the charity to buy art supplies for children to create treasured pieces for their loved ones, including hand and foot prints. The cost of 20 tickets could be used to enable a child to take part in an interactive session in the hospice sensory room.

With the winner drawn on 15 December, the lucky winner will have Christmas paid for – whether they want to treat loved ones to gifts or even escape for the festive season.Tickets can be bought online at or books can be bought at the hospice or in any of the Derian House charity shops.