Press Releases 2013
Hospital Radio Hillingdon was founded in 1970 by a small team of volunteers,
who were apprentices from the local company EMI. The organisation is a Registered Charity - number 264132
The radio station is based at Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge and broadcasts to the Hospital via the Hospedia Bedside System. It is staffed by part-time volunteers and is funded entirely by its own fundraising.
The organisations full name is Hospital Radio Hillingdon.
On-Air in the Hospital the station is known as Radio Hillingdon.
[ NB. the name Hillingdon Hospital Radiois NOT correct and should not be used to refer to the organisation.]
Hospital Radio Hillingdon is a member of the Hospital Broadcasting Association.
Press Release 29/5/2013 (Release: Immediate)
Charity Car Boot Sale was a shining success
Bank Holiday Monday 27th May saw the return of the Radio Hillingdon Car Boot at Hillingdon Hospital after a break of 20 years.
After last years Summer Fete was a wash out due to the rain, the Committee decided to try holding a car boot sale on the hospital site in Royal Lane, Hillingdon instead. The Sun was shining and despite a low turn out of car boot sellers, fun was had by all and Radio Hillingdon's own stall was a success with the public. With a vast selection of books, bric-a-brac and a Winnie the Pooh Tombola game.
The day raised a total of £173.50 for the Hospital Radio station which is a registered charity serving the Patients of the Hillingdon Hospital. The station does not receive any funding from the NHS and rely's on the fund-raising efforts of it's volunteers to keep broadcasting. You can listen to the station in hospital FREE of charge on Hospedia Radio Channel 45 or at home on www.radiohillingdon.com and on your smart phone or tune in radio app.
Chairman Steve Hickman said, "I was a little disappointed on the day at the number of sellers. But I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of money we were able to raise for our service. We are currently trying to raise £15,000 to buy our 2 studios new mixing desks. So every penny helps us get closer to that target. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making the day a success".
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For further information, please contact - Steve Hickman, Chairman on 07017 026212
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