Blackpool hospital trust bosses in plea for volunteers-

The Blue Skies Shop Volunteers are looking forward to working with new recruits.
The Blue Skies Shop Volunteers are looking forward to working with new recruits.
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Hospital bosses are calling for more volunteers to help patients and raise money for good causes.

Navigators are wanted to help show patients around Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to give a few hours a week helping local patients and their families

The Fund-raising and Voluntary Services team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is also appealing for volunteers to work in its Blue Skies Shop.

Head of fund-raising and voluntary services Amanda Bennett said: “This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to give a few hours a week helping local patients and their families.

“Our volunteers are highly valued as they provide an excellent service which we wouldn’t otherwise have.

“Coming into hospital can be a very daunting experience, but our navigators help to remove the stress of finding your appointment, and our Blue Skies Shop volunteers offer a small treat to perk up a hospital day while raising welcome funds for charity.

“That money goes back into enhancing the patient experience.”

Money raised in the blue Skies Shop goes to support the Trust’s charity, the Blue Skies Hospital Fund.

Training will be provided for both volunteer roles.

Anyone interested in getting involved is asked to contact the fund-raising and voluntary services team on (01253) 957381 before Monday July 13.

Informal interviews will take place on July 27 and 28.