Derian House and Chorley Women’s Centre share £1600 from the Trust
Fourteen Chorley supporters walked twenty miles from Chorley to Southport on New Year’s Day to raise money for Chorley Women’s Centre, Derian House and the Trust’s own Fan Ownership Fund. The total amount raised is expected to be about £3200.
Annie Stafford of Chorley Women’s Centre and Mick Croskery from Derian House came along to watch Chorley take on North Ferriby United on Saturday January 27th. Annie collected £800 for Chorley Women’s Centre, saying: “Although we receive some local authority funding, we are also very grateful for donations. We provide a wide range of services including listening, support and free counselling from qualified counsellors to women in Chorley and the surrounding areas. This money will go towards supporting women and their families.”
Collecting the £800 donation on behalf of Derian House, Mick said: “We’re grateful for your huge efforts in raising £800 for our children and their families. Derian House relies heavily on donations to raise the £3.95 million needed each year to continue to meet the needs of children and families throughout Lancashire and Cumbria. We have good links with the club – Matt Jansen and Andy Teague paid us a visit before Christmas – and we want to build on that this year.”
Speaking on behalf of Chorley Supporters Trust, Mark said: “We’re delighted to be able to support local good causes. Derian House have a long association with Chorley Football Club so it’s pleasing to be able to build on that by doing our bit. We’re always keen to reach out to the wider community and encourage diversity, so we wanted to support the good work at Chorley Women’s Centre. The walk was a real success this year. We were amazed that fourteen people turned up before sunrise on New Year’s Day to walk twenty miles, and it was great to beat our fundraising target of £3000. We’ll be doing it all again next year, so if you missed out this time, there’s plenty of time to get in training.”