Tribute to comic legend, Bobby Ball

The Trust has paid tribute to entertainer Bobby Ball who has sadly died.

Bobby opens the new Blue Skies office with wife Yvonne and Head of Fundraising Kila Redfearn

Chief Executive of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Kevin McGee, said: “We are saddened to hear about the death of Bobby Ball.

“He was an amazing character, a great entertainer and a huge supporter of the Trust, its staff and our Blue Skies charity with his wife Yvonne and we know he will be sadly missed by so many people.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Yvonne and his family.’’

Earlier this year, Bobby got involved with a Trust video singing the famous Cannon and Ball theme tune, Together We’ll Be OK, in order to raise the spirits of staff, patients and visitors.

Bobby sings Together We’ll Be OK in a recent Trust video

Kila Redfearn, Head of the Trust charity, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, said: “My heart is broken by Bobby’s death.

“Bobby and his wife Yvonne were our first Patrons and instrumental in fundraising for Blackpool Victoria and Clifton Hospitals.

“In 2019 they were heavily involved in ensuring that every patient got a Christmas present that woke up in our hospitals on Christmas Day and they also played a major role in raising funds for the dementia garden at Clifton Hospital.

“Our thoughts go out to Yvonne and the family at this very sad time.

“Bobby will be dearly missed.’’


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