After 40 hours of continuous broadcasting over Easter Weekend, the team at Bay Trust Radio completed their 40 Hour Weekend and were successful in raising an amazing £4000 for the charity.
The team of volunteers brought together local businesses, charities, the hospital community and the patients for a special Easter Weekend radio fundraiser, with reporters across the area and special programmes throughout. This included live reporters out and about including Morecambe, Kendal, Hayes Garden World in Ambleside and much more.
The station also had a special programme that was broadcast live from inside the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where volunteer Lewis Nolan spoke to Cat Smith MP, members of staff and local musicians.
John Williamson, Station Manager, said:
“I am so proud of the team for achieving the 40-hour broadcast to celebrate our 40 years and raising £4,000, an unbelievable amount of money that keeps the station on air. It’s the biggest amount of money the station has ever raised in such a small timeframe.
Many ex-members and supporters visited our radio station over the weekend and were impressed with our refurbishment that we have achieved in the last 5 months.
As we move on we have more plans for the station in the coming months including expanding our outside broadcasting equipment with a broadcasting satellite system.”
The weekend was filled with special guests including live music from Molly Warburton, Evie Plumb, Crispin Halcrow and Raving Rock. Tim Farron MP also came into the studio to have a chat and show his support to the station and new and old members alike came together to celebrate the charity’s 40th anniversary.
The station is looking for new volunteers if you’re interested in joining Bay Trust Radio visit their website at baytrustradio.org.uk/join-us or call 0330 223 0056.