Derian House

Caring for children and young people with life limiting conditions, Derian deserved a website as amazing as the work they do

  • Year2018
  • Length4 Months
  • WorksDesign, Development

Tools we used

  • WordPress
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • WooCommerce
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • JavaScript
  • PHP

The Client

Derian House is a children’s hospice based in Chorley, Lancashire, providing care, support and activities for young people with life limiting conditions. Not only that, but they also provide care for the entire family, with support groups, kids clubs for siblings, and even holiday homes at Ribby Hall Village near Preston. Needless to say, Derian deserved a great website.

What We Did

Following several in-depth consultations, we were selected to develop Derian House’s new website, with a focus on usability, events and driving traffic to their online store. Another key focus would be simple and easy to use fundraising tools, such as a new online donation feature, with several regulatory requirements to adhere to.

We were tasked with integrating online payments for both the store, and a complete ticketing system, featuring barcoded email tickets, seating plans, payments and even check-in apps for mobile devices, for the various events run by Derian throughout the year.

Implementation & Completion

Following on from Derian’s own brand guidelines, we created a site with simple, colour coded navigation, that allowed visitors to quickly find answers to common questions, how to get involved, and with a fast path to making an online donation.


With over 100 unique pages of content, this was one of the most challenging websites we’ve ever built, but it’s also the website we’re most proud of. We spent countless hours working to make a website that is befitting of the truly incredible work that Derian House do, and we’re proud to have them as a client.


If you’d like to donate to Derian House, or fundraise for them, please click the link at the top of the page – it really does make a huge difference, for a very deserving charity.

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