Movement founder's inspirational hospital speech

The founder of a heart-warming movement that put a teepee in Blackpool Victoria Hospital has given a talk to staff there.

Monday, 17th July 2017, 12:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:47 am
Camerados founder Maff Potts giving a speech to staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Maff Potts, from Camerados, was invited to speak at the hospital’s Grand Round a weekly staff presentation on various topics.

He talked about the movement’s ethos, which is: ‘The answer to all our problems is each other.’

After a short video highlighting Camerados’ work, Maff said the teepee has been its most successful project to date.

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“By coming here, we have learned that hospitals are fairly stressful and emotional places,” he said.

“You can be with someone at the end of their life or welcoming a new life into the world. Even getting an appointment, finding the right place and being there at the right time can be stressful.”

Development manager Sarah Mortimer said: “We wanted something that would create such an impact in a clinical setting, where you walk past and ask, ‘What’s that?’”

Camerados already runs a cafe inside Blackpool Central Library, and has recently gone global after opening in the USA.