Bobby and Yvonne Ball back hospital charity’s Christmas campaign

ONE of the Fylde coast’s most recognisable faces is leading an appeal to give hospital patients a gift this Christmas. Comedian and actor Bobby Ball and his wife Yvonne have become patrons to the Blue Skies, Hospitals Fund, the official charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and this week launched their Give a Gift […]

Leonard Curran Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

D-Day veteran commends hospital Remembrance memorial

A 95 year-old World War II veteran says a ground-breaking hospital memorial is a “fitting tribute’’ to those who lost their lives in the war. Leonard Curran, originally from Carlisle, was emotional at the sight of the Cloak of Poppies at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, which contains 22,000 handmade poppies. Leonard said: “It’s a fantastic memorial. […]

Join the National Elf Service!

This Christmas Blue Skies Hospitals Fund is encouraging patients, visitors and staff to join their National Elf Service. The charity want to raise elf-awareness during the run-up to the festive season by selling elves to help raise funds to enhance patient care at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. And they hope you will become elf-obsessed with their […]