#TheGreatBTHKnit contributors – dates for your diary

Associate Director of Facilities, Nigel Fort, with group leader Ginette Ward and members of #TheGreatBTHKnit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

#TheGreatBTHKnit is nearing its completion.

We have received more than 22,000 poppies and still have more on the way. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to take part. Don’t worry, we also have another exciting project on the way which we will reveal in due course.

Here are some dates for your diary:

Monday, October 8: Last #TheGreatBTHKnit meeting at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Monday, September 24: Last #TheGreatBTHKnit meeting at Clifton Hospital

Friday, October 26: Can EVERYONE involved in making poppies meet in the Restaurant of Blackpool Victoria Hospital at 10.00am. We will be treating you to coffee and cakes before revealing the art project at 11.00am. We will taking a group photograph for you to keep and asking you leave tour mark on the Poppy Memorial too. Please spread the word!

Tuesday November 6: Clifton Ward 1 will be hosting a Remembrance Service (time TBC) All welcome

Friday, November 9: We are asking EVERYONE involved in making the poppies to gather in the Restaurant at Blackpool Victoria again, this time at 9.40am ahead of our Remembrance Service at 10.40am in the main entrance of Blackpool Victoria Hospital.


In the meantime, we need your help again…

We ask for anyone who wants to remember someone who has been killed or injured in armed conflict in the last 100 years, to send in a picture, name or message to be displayed within the installation for the duration of the display.

Associate Director of Facilities at the Trust, Nigel Fort said: “We would love to display personal commemorations within our ground-breaking installation, the likes of which have never been seen within a hospital setting.

“Using the memories of the local community and Trust staff will really bring a personal dimension to this very special space and will really add a reality to the displays and events we have planned from October 26 until November 11.”

Dedications can be left at the reception desk in Blackpool Victoria’s main entrance (opposite the multi storey car park) or can be emailed to: Nigel.Fort@nhs.net.

There will also be WW1 displays at Clifton Hospital in St Annes.



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