Chief Executive and Chairman say thank-you to Volunteers

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals’ brilliant band of volunteers enjoyed afternoon tea in Stanley Park this week as part of the Trust’s thank-you for their work.

Chief Executive, Trish Armstrong-Child and Chairman, Steve Fogg were on hand to deliver words of support and hand out certificates as a mark of appreciation to those who go above and beyond.

The thank-you event coincided with National Volunteers Week, an opportunity to celebrate the many thousands of volunteers across the country who make a real impact for a number of organisations.

Speaking about the thank-you event, Trish Armstrong-Child said: “I cannot tell you what a delight it is to be part of this today. We cannot underestimate the value that volunteers bring to our organisation with what they do. The diversity, the humility and the experience they bring is priceless.

“I know from the feedback that I’ve had from our staff, they really appreciate and actually rely on volunteers.  It’s the small things and sometimes the big actions that could make or break the day for our colleagues and just knowing they’ve got a helping hand makes all the difference.

“I want to make sure that we recognise volunteers for what they do, but also that we grow our community and encourage our local community to want to come in and volunteer for us.”

Prior to the pandemic the Trust had more than 400 volunteers in a wide variety of roles, but numbers are falling and there is now a push to recruit more members of the local community to have a real impact at their local hospital.

If you’ve got the time and desire to be a volunteer, and want to expand your horizons, meet new friends and lend your experience then why not ask about being a volunteer at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. Please call the Voluntary Service on 0125395774 or email on


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