Aspray head office staff and franchisees were delighted to together raise a whopping £1000 for Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley, following generous donations made at our National Franchise Conference, held in November.
This annual event, held to provide our franchisee network with new intelligence from the property and insurance markets, insight from various specialists in their field, and training and networking opportunities, provided a perfect opportunity to raise money for the charity.
Derian House offers palliative and respite care to children with life-shortening conditions, whilst also providing uplifting support for their families and we were delighted when its corporate fundraiser, Elaine Middleton, took up our offer of a presentation slot at the conference, in which she could explain all about its wonderful work.
Elaine’s moving presentation highlighted the huge difference that Derian House makes to the lives of both the children in its care and their families. After hearing about its positive impacts, Aspray’s franchisees gave generously, cumulatively raising £1000.
Aspray’s managing director, James Whittle, who presented the money to Derian House, says: “I was delighted to be able to hand over this large sum, on behalf of all of Aspray’s franchisees and our head office team. Derian House is a charity close to our hearts and we were thrilled when Elaine Middleton agreed to speak to our franchisees and tell them all about its inspiring work.
“I must thank all of our franchisees and employees for their generosity. It was fabulous to be able to raise £1000 just from our National Conference event and play our part in supporting such a marvellous and worthy cause.”