Marathon broadcast to raise funds for hospital radio station

Bedrock Radio, the community health and hospital radio service broadcasting to patients at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, King George and Goodmayes Hospitals, Ilford, plus the local community online, is to raise funds for the station by hosting a 25-hour live programme.

The Big Bedrock Broadcast Marathon will start on Saturday October 30 at midday, and run through to midday on Sunday. With clocks changing to Daylight Savings Time (GMT) at 2am, that’s 25 hours!

Volunteers will be coming into the studios around the clock to host the marathon broadcast and the public is being asked to get involved by sponsoring a song of their choice.

To get involved, visit the website www.bedrockradio.org.uk

To listen to Bedrock visit the website or download the free mobile app.

The coronavirus pandemic halted a lot of the service’s activities to promote and raise funds for this charity operated radio station. At the height of the pandemic and during subsequent lockdowns, Bedrock Radio managed to adapt schedules and keep on-air for patients and staff. For many this provided a connection to the outside during a period of social isolation.

Beverley Stroud, trustee and fundraising officer, said: “This is a fun event for our volunteers and the public to get involved with Bedrock Radio. The money raised goes directly into running our charity keeping us on-air”.

Station manager Mathew Watson added, “We are very grateful for all the donations we receive, and to our volunteers who give their time generously to entertaining patients in what has been a difficult time for the whole community”

Mick Ferris

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