LOCAL celebrities are getting involved in Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s awareness days as part of Dementia Awareness Week.
Blackpool’s day is being opened by singer Anne Nolan and comic Johnnie Casson on Friday, May 13 at 12pm. Comedian Bobby Ball will be visiting Clifton Hospital in Dementia Awareness Week (16-20 May) and comic Mick Miller will now be opening Dementia Carers’ Day at 10am on May 19th.
There will be a variety of stalls from different services, all on hand to help and advise anyone currently affected by dementia, including Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Find Memory Care.
Other attractions at Blackpool Victoria Hospital include Notarianni’s ice creams, 1940s memorabilia, cakes, JLC Dance, Blackpool and Fylde College hairdressers, tours of the Memory Corridor and a pop up vintage pod.
At Clifton Hospital, there will be week-long awareness events, but on May 19 there will be a Dementia Carers’ Information Day with BBC Radio Lancashire’s Sally Naden broadcasting live, 1940s singer Beverley Alexander, Blackpool and Fylde College students hairdressing department styling hair in 1940s fashion, stalls, coffee and cake plus other special guests.
Raffle tickets will be on sale in aid of Blue Skies Hospitals Fund’s Peace of Mind Appeal and the fantastic prizes on offer include tickets to every evening of The Lytham and Summer Days Festivals, a day’s hire of a St Annes Beach Hut and a chauffeur driven ride in a vintage car for afternoon tea at Lytham Hall.
Relevant services will be available to offer help and advice about all aspects of dementia. The events are open to both public and staff.