Blackpool’s iconic Coral Island donates over £3,000 to The Vic

Blackpool’s iconic Coral Island has donated a huge £3,120 to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals in-house charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund.

The popular tourist attraction has generated the impressive sum through the sale of facemasks to customers entering the venue, following government guidance which requires wearing face coverings indoors.

The donation will be used within the Children’s Ward, a cause close to their hearts.

Coral Island’s Site Director Jeff MacNamara said: “The Blue Skies charity does an excellent job raising money for the NHS at Blackpool Vic and they are a pleasure to work with. 

Captain Jack is looking forward to visiting the Children’s Ward once the social distancing rules have relaxed.”

The amusement centres very own characters; including Captain Jack Sparrow and Disney’s Anna from the hit children’s film Frozen, have paid visits to the Ward in the past at Christmas times to spread a little festive cheer to the children and staff.

Blue Skies Head of Fundraising, Kila Redfearn, expressed her thanks to Coral Island for its recent donation and continuous visits and support over the years.

“Coral Island’s donation is an incredibly kind gesture, and will make a real difference to patient care within the Children’s Ward. We’re grateful to have such a supportive business on our doorstep.”