Blue Skies’ NHS75 walk raises thousands

The charity walkers line up at Clifton Hospital

The charity walkers line up at Clifton Hospital

It was a case of ‘Blue Skies all the way’ on the sunny evening of 5 July as 75 walkers (coincidentally) donned their trainers and boots to raise funds for the Blackpool Teaching Hospital’s charity to mark NHS75.

Blue Skies Hospital Fund organised the walk of 7.5 miles along the coast from Clifton Hospital in St Annes to Blackpool Victoria Hospital as part of its fundraising activities to mark the 75th birthday of the NHS.

The group was accompanied by four dogs and the procession of blue t-shirts was greeted with support and waves from passing motorists. The walk followed a route along the Promenade and included well-deserved refreshment stops at Hampton by Hilton and the Waterloo Pub, where walkers were greeted with water and snacks as they headed to the finish line.

At the end of the walk everyone received a certificate and photos were taken before people headed home to put their feet – and paws – up.

Kila Redfearn, Head of Charity said “I can’t believe how many people turned up to support this very special milestone event. We have raised almost £3k so far with possibly more to come. Should you wish to donate to the 75th Anniversary Appeal please visit our JustGiving page Blue Skies 75th Anniversary of the NHS – JustGiving “

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