Blackpool’s iconic Coral Island raises £6,500 for NHS Charity

Coral Island’s continued fundraising has raised approximately £6,500 for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, their way of helping the NHS with their sterling efforts in supporting the local community during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Like most amusement venues, Coral Island invested heavily in PPE equipment to keep customers and staff safe during the restrictions.

This blossomed into the perfect opportunity to raise some money for the hospital’s charity, Blue Skies.

For customers visiting Coral Island without a face covering, a disposable mask was offered for 50p.

Jeff MacNamara, Site Director, had the great idea to donate all the funds raised from facemask sales to the local NHS and this proved to be a winner for Blue Skies.

“We’ve just raised another £2,500 for Blue Skies and this brings the total money pot to approximately £6,500. We can’t thank our customers enough for helping us generate such an amazing amount for a worthy local cause. Blue Skies are great to work with and we look forward to future fundraising ideas together.”

Joanna Allitt, Community Fundraiser at Blue Skies, said: “We’re so grateful to have such a supportive business on our doorstep, and it’s a perfect example of how small donations can really add up to a massive amount!”