A RETIRED aerospace engineer has made iPad and phone holders for patients at a hospice to easily talk to their families.
Austin McBride from Blackburn has made a wooden block to help patients at Pendleside Hospice to speak to their families on phones and tablets without needing to hold it.
Mr McBride who is 73-years-old, is also an approved Reflexology Lymph Drainage practitioner.
He said: “I used to volunteer at the hospice for four years, but now I have a back injury and also because of the pandemic I had to stop.”
Mr McBride retrained as a reflexologist and aromatherapist to support cancer patients at the hospice.
He said: “I just became interested and managed to get on a course where you could carry on working and study in the evening.
“It’s just marvellous what you can do with it and when I worked at the hospice, I could help them with soothing therapy, they loved it.
“During the lockdown…