Blackpool’s Business Improvement District (BID) have teamed up with Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blue Skies Hospital Fund and the Winter Gardens to provide a coordinated drop off and distribution point for donations to our hard working front line NHS staff.
Mike Simmons on behalf of BID spoke to friends at the Hospital and Blue Skies to arrange this. He commented:
“Whilst we appreciate many individuals will be keen to help and smaller donations will be welcome this scheme will allow large donations such as bottled water, bottled or canned drinks, toiletries, soaps, soap powder and fabric conditioner, shampoo, toothpaste, hand lotion, biscuits, energy bars, microwaveable food or pot noodle types, and little treats for the staff to enjoy whilst on their well-earned breaks’’
The Winter Gardens will be a central hub for drop off and secure storage.
To be able to drop off you will need to call 01253 629748 at least 30 minutes before your intended drop off time and advise what you will be donating. We intend to start this subject to no further government measures restricting movement from Thursday 26th March.
If you are unable to make a drop off but have a substantial donation we are in the process of setting up a network of drivers who will offer a pick up from you. We will of course respect everyone’s personal space and have a safe and coordinated plan with the Blue Skies team when we deliver to the Hospital.
Mike added: “In these unprecedented times we are seeing more than ever people coming together and helping each other and Blackpool BID are happy to be helping to coordinate this’’.
Please email me at: [email protected] Or call 07565 236810 me on if you can offer any help or have any donations
Any cash donations should be facilitated through Blue Skies hospitals fund directly.