A COUPLE whose sons are cared for by Derian House have raised more than £2,000 by walking from Bolton to Blackpool.

Daniella Wroth and her partner Julian Crossman, from Westhoughton, undertook the 30-mile trek on March 27, reaching Blackpool Tower in just over 11 hours.

The couple’s 18-month-old twin boys, Arthur and Tommy, have both been diagnosed with a severe form of cerebral palsy among other life-threatening conditions.

The brothers receive respite care from Derian House, which is based in Chorley

“When you become a parent to a child with disabilities, your whole life is turned upside down,” said Daniella. “Because of Derian House, we aren’t suffering in silence anymore. The boys absolutely love going there and they are treated with such care and love.”

She added: “The first time the boys went to Derian for the weekend I was actually able to rest because I knew they were being looked after by specialists and I knew they were happy.”

Derian House Children’s Hospice looks after more than 400 children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across the North West.

Care is free for families, but services cost £5 million to run every year.

To sponsor Daniella and Julian, see justgiving.com