Blackpool-based healthcare facilities services and property management solutions company, BFW Management (Ltd. (Atlas) has helped Lytham-based Clifton Hospital with their new patient garden project.
As part of a series of special events in 2018, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Lytham-based Clifton Hospital, has been holding some special celebrations this summer.
The most recent saw the grand opening phase two of their patient garden, by comic and actor, Bobby Ball, who together with his friends and staff from Clifton, raised more than £30,000 to upgrade the outdoor space.
Bobby cut the ribbon among a host of special guests including Atlas Chairman, Doug Garrett and the Chairman of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pearse Butler.
Bobby, along with Doug and Pearse, was also invited to plant a special ‘You are My Sunshine’ rose, donated by Atlas, to commemorate the occasion and reflect the name of his show Let the Sunshine In, that raised money for the garden project.
Following a visit to Clifton in 2016, Bobby Ball and wife Yvonne decided to raise money for the garden by putting on the variety show at the Lowther Pavilion in February 2017. This included acts from famous faces including Sally Lyndsey, Ted Robbins and Johnnie Casson.
Bobby Ball said: “I’m so proud to have been part of this. The finished garden is fantastic. It was all worth it.”
Atlas’ Clifton-based catering team also provided a selection of hand-made treats and refreshments for the event.
Atlas’ Chairman, Doug Garrett, said: “We are proud to be supporting Clifton Hospital, through the donation of two ‘sunshine roses’, as part of their garden opening celebration. It’s great to see phase two of the garden project in all of its glory and I am sure that Clifton’s patients, staff and visitors alike will enjoy the garden for many years to come.”
Atlas’ Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Waterfield, said: “It is great to see phase two of Clifton’s garden officially opened. The hard work undertaken by all involved has paid off. I also want to thank our Clifton-based catering team for producing a selection of delicious cakes for the occasion.”
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Chief Executive, Wendy Swift said: “Thank you to everyone who has been involved in the fundraising of this beautiful garden at Clifton Hospital, a place of which we are very proud. It will benefit all our patients, staff and relatives for many more years.”