Aspray with Derian HouseAspray franchisees joined members of the Aspray head office team in Darwen in raising a whopping £1000 for Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley, at Aspray’s National Franchise Conference, held in November.

This annual event, held to provide our franchisees with peer networking opportunities, as well as valuable training, latest intelligence from the property and insurance markets and insight from various specialists in their field, 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 to join us at the conference as a guest speaker in order to explain the charity’s amazing 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 the uplifting story of Derian House, Aspray’s franchisees gave generously, cumulatively raising £1000.

Our 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.”