Panto season may be over, but before the curtain fell for good on The Grand’s version of Peter Pan its cast paid a special visit to Brian House Children’s Hospice.
The cast, which includes Radio Wave breakfast presenter Hayley Kay, also had a look around Trinity Hospice, which is undergoing a huge transformation with help from The Gazette.
The cast spent time playing with the poorly children in Brian House, and got involved in a party going on in the day unit.
Shirley Morgan, from the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham, said: “Not only did they sit and chat to everyone, some of the cast members performed a song as well – and it was really good.
“There was a lot of laughter and the cast really put themselves out for us, travelling to the Hospice in between performances on what must have been a hectic day for them.
“They took a real interest in what we do here. Hayley is a long-time supporter of course, but for some of the others it was their first visit to a hospice, and they found it very moving – especially meeting some of the youngsters in Brian House.”
Our Hospice Heroes campaign aims to raise £200,000 for the refurbishment at the hospices.
At Trinity our money will help pay for new single rooms to be built on the in-patients unit, as well as creating new private spaces for families and patients.
At Brian House the rooms will be made brighter and safer, the lounge made bigger to suit more complex needs and the kitchen improved to give older children the chance to cook for themselves.
The money we raise will be put together with a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health to pay for the work, which is being done by Blackpool-based R P Tyson Construction.