Can you give a gift to support patients?

We’re looking for YOUR help to ensure that every patient waking up in a hospital in Blackpool on Christmas Day receives a gift.

The charity is looking for gifts including; toiletries, books, hats, scarves, gloves, games, puzzles, colouring books and stationery to donate to those unfortunate enough to be on hospital on Christmas day.

Kila Redfearn, Head of Blue Skies, said: “Nobody really wants to be in hospital on Christmas Day and it makes a massive difference to the patients who are here to know that someone has been thinking about them.

We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the people from the Fylde coast last year and we hope they will once again support our appeal and help put a smile of the faces of our patients during the festive period.”

If you can help by donating a present, please drop one off at the Blue Skies Office at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Or, at a number of businesses across the Fylde coast who have kindly offered their support as a donation point.

This includes; Nationwide in Blackpool, Love Faith Hope Boutique in Bispham, Lytham Hall and Ash Tree House in Kirkham to name a few.

All presents should be unwrapped and there is a request not to donate children’s toys (being collected separately), alcohol or food. The gifts will then be distributed around the hospital wards ahead of the Christmas Day celebrations.

The full list of drop off points is:

  • Blue Skies Office: Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR
  • ASDA: Cherry Tree Road, Blackpool, FY4 4QH
  • B&M Bargains: all stores across the Fylde Coast
  • Morrisons: Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY4 2AY
  • Morrisons: Amounderness Way, Thornton-Cleveleys FY5 3TS
  • HSBC: Marton, Blackpool, FY4 4YH
  • Love Faith Hope: Red Bank Rd, Blackpool, FY2 9HZ
  • Nationwide: Clifton St, Blackpool, FY1 1JD
  • Ash Tree House: Church St, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2SE
  • Lidl: Clark St, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 8JW
  • Spar: Garstang Rd E, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7EP
  • Lytham Hall: Ballam Rd, Lytham, FY8 4JX
  • Millie & Mini: Clifton St, Lytham Saint Annes, FY8 5ER
  • No.4 the Salon: Lytham Saint Annes FY8 5JA

For more information about the appeal please contact the team on 01253 957904 or email bfwh.blueskies@nhs.net