Summer fete raises cash for dementia

Clifton Hospital, Ansdell
Clifton Hospital, Ansdell
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A hospital Summer Fete has helped to raise money to enhance the care given to people with dementia.

Clifton Hospital’s fete was held on Saturday July 4, raising a total of £1,900 which will go towards Blue Skies Hospitals Fund’s Peace of Mind dementia appeal.

The event was opened by Ian Johnson, Chairman of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who said: “This fete was another great fundraising event for Clifton Hospital and the care it offers to local patients with dementia.

“It was pleasing to see so much happening in our hospital, and the people who turned up to make it a success.

“This event was all about Clifton, and although there may not always be blue skies outside, there will always be Blue Skies inside helping to enhance the care we give to our patients.”

Peace of Mind will pay for a secure and interactive garden at Clifton Hospital and a memory corridor to help patients with dementia recall their earlier years.

Linda Broadbent, Ward 1 Manager at Clifton Hospital, said: “The day went really well, and we’re so pleased the weather held out for us.

“We had lots going on, from plant and book stalls and face painting for the children to a top prize raffle which has helped to raise a lot of money for this important campaign.

“The garden and works we are raising money for will go a long way in enhancing the care we can give to our patients who have dementia.

“Thanks to everyone who showed up on the day, including Age UK Blackpool and District, which is supporting Peace of Mind, Blue Skies Hospitals Fund and to Horwich Farm which provided a holiday in the Peak District for our raffle.”