When Blue Skies Hospitals Fund, the Blackpool Victoria Hospital charity, was chosen as Charity of the Night for Lytham Festival’s 8th July show, Liam, a keen Blue Skies volunteer, wanted to help.
Liam is a regular volunteer at the Blue Skies shop used by patients. He helps the stock room team, replenishes sweets and chocolate, ensures all the boxes are recycled, and then tidies up the room to ensure it is safe and easily accessible. Liam also writes a list of stock that needs ordering. He enjoys memorising limericks to share and brighten everyone’s day!
As he and his Support Worker, Lexy, travelled to the Festival, Liam – well-known for his vast repertoire of jokes and rhymes – could not resist entertaining their driver with limericks!
Entering the Festival via the secret staff crew door, Liam and Lexy met the Blue Skies team of over 25 volunteers. Liam was kitted out with retro light-up festival glasses and Lexy with a flowery light-up headband. They set off towards the festival-goers helping them with directions whilst collecting donations in their blue charity buckets. Liam charmed everyone he met with his friendly banter.
Altogether the team raised an impressive £2363.24 for the Charity. At the end of the day, sat on the grass with a veggie hotdog, Liam told Lexy how proud he was of himself. He even got to hear The Strokes do their sound check!