Hospital charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund has welcomed a visit by Gordon.
He visited the charity office in Blackpool Victoria Hospital to speak to Head of Fundraising Kila Redfearn about the work it does to support patients of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Gordon offered his ideas to broaden the awareness and support that Blue Skies receives in and around Blackpool.
Kila said: “We are delighted Gordon was able to take the time to come and visit us, and to hear about the work we do to enhance the care patients receive under NHS care in Blackpool.
"He was very interested to hear about the history of our charity, the work we have been doing and our focus for the year. He was able to offer some very valuable guidance using his contacts for the area which we are keen to follow up on straight away.
"We very much look forward to welcoming him into our offices again."
Gordon also met other members of the team during his visit last week.
He said: "It was good to have the opportunity to be briefed by Kila and her colleagues on the work and initiatives that Blue Skies is doing across the Hospital Trust - not just at the Vic - to enhance patient support and for the families that support them, and not least in the current challenging day to day circumstances which the NHS is experiencing.
"It is always important to recognise and value all the traditional support that volunteers give day in and day out across the NHS in Blackpool but the new ideas events Blue Skies can bring is a proactive element as well, and I look forward to seeing its progress."