The MMMF is pleased to announce that from this November we will be adding Derian House in Chorley to our list of organisations, whom we support.

A new charitable objective has been added to our Constitution:

To assist in the treatment and care of young persons suffering from premature terminal illness (of any description) or in need of end of life or respite care as a result of such illness, by the provision of facilities offering palliative care, respite stays, day care, holidays and end of life support, in the North West of England UK.

The board of Trustees unanimously approved this proposal and we feel it is a wonderful charity, doing some amazing work, which we are proud to now be supporting.

Derian House Objectives:

We help children and young people, whose lives are too short, to make happy memories in an environment of fun, respect and above all, Outstanding Care.

The care we provide is free for families, but services cost £5.7 million to run every year with only 17% of funding we need coming from the government. We provide respite and end-of-life care to more than 450 children and young people across the North West. We do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week, We never close to those who need us. Our help extends right across the family to brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents.

We look after children and young people right up until their 26th birthday offering palliative care, respite stays, day care, holidays and end of life support. We continue to offer transition support for those young people who are leaving us up until their 28th birthday ensuring they have a well-established network of support in their community.

All future MMMF funds raised will now be distributed to the 5 organisations we support:

Buntkicktgut Munich
Pikassio Libero Munich
FK Studentski Grad Belgrade
Depaul UK Manchester
Derian House Chorley

Ann Marie Fishwick from Derian House said “Firstly I just wanted to say your MMMF sounds fantastic. Such a great way to keep their legacy going.”

“Thank you so much for adding us to the group of organisations you support, this is fantastic news.”

Pat Burns, MMMF Chairman, added “The work that Derian House does is quite extraordinary. We hope that in the coming years we can provide a small contribution to their funding model and help them to continue to deliver the quality support they do”.