Fylde MP picks litter for Trinity Hospice at Lytham Festival

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies rolled up his sleeves and got to work picking litter in support of Trinity Hospice.

The Member of Parliament headed to Lytham Festival on Thursday night to join the army of volunteers working on site on behalf of the Fylde coast care facility.

Around 180 of Trinity’s 800 volunteers were working at the event, undertaking a variety of jobs including keeping the Green tidy and taking tickets – while raising much-needed funds for the charity.

Organisers Cuffe and Taylor will donate £10,000 to Trinity as a thank you to the volunteers for all their help at the festival.

Mr Menzies said: “I was delighted to be able to help Trinity’s volunteers on Thursday evening, as the festival is an important event in helping raise the £5m needed each year to ensure the hospice can continue providing its vital services.

“Trinity’s team work so hard throughout the week. They arrive on site three hours before the gates open and work long after the final act leaves the stage. They are then back at 8am the next day to ensure everything is ready for the following night.

“On the night, I spoke to a number of volunteers – including members of the hospice nursing staff who had taken annual leave to be there to help. They are an inspirational bunch and should be proud of the work they do.

“Their work at the festival is a true reminder of the place the hospice has in our community. It is much more than a set of buildings – it is part of the community.

“Many of us know people who have been cared for by Trinity nurses, either at the hospital or in their own homes, and the comfort they – and their families – have taken from that support.

“I am proud to support the staff at Trinity and Brian House, who work day-and-night to deliver top-class compassionate care, free-of-charge to those who need it most.”

 

PICTURE: Mark Menzies MP litter-picking at Lytham Festival with Trinity Hospice Chief Executive David Houston

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