An excellent turnout at last night’s HRS AGM, the best for several years !
Your new Executive Committee will take forward the Charity into it’s 47th year and beyond, they are :
Chairperson : Tony Crooke
Secretary : Colin Smith MBE
Treasurer : Stuart Wyatt
Engineering Manager : Martin White
Publicity Officer: Natalie Pelling
Members Representatives : Tina Tomlinson, Alan Tomlinson, Derek Hickman
The vacant posts of Membership Secretary and Programme Manager will be absorbed within the Executive Committee.
Midlands house builders Walton Homes has very kindly donated a second £500 to HRS in recognition of it’s good work in the community and to help with HRS’s continuing programme of upgrading it’s broadcasting equipment.
Directors Sarah and Amy Summerton joined HRS’s ‘Thursday Live’ with Presenter Colin Smith recently to talk about the Company’s construction work in Staffordshire as well as choosing some favourite music tracks.
Thank you ladies, it was a pleasure to meet you again.
A special thank you to supporters at Stafford Rangers who hosted Matlock Town on Saturday 27 January 2018, for their generous donations to Hospital Radio Stafford during the afternoon charity collection.
£71 was donated which will go towards annual running costs at HRS.
The latest issue of Hospital Radio Stafford’s Patients’ Guide is now available to view on this website. Hard copies will start to be distributed to patients and wards as our Presenters visit patients to collect music requests.
Many thanks to The Stafford Singers, The Staffordshire Orchestra and to Doxy Church for allowing HRS to hold it’s annual fundraising prize raffle on the evening of Wednesday 20 December 2017.
A collection of 30 prizes attracted raffle ticket sales of £231 which will go towards annual running costs of HRS. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Thank you to the Officials of Hednesford Town FC for allowing Hospital Radio Stafford to conduct a ground collection on Saturday 2 December 2017 which raised £92. Congratulations also to the team which secured an important win against Farsley Celtic !
You can help raise funds for HRS by purchasing on-line items via Easy Fundraising. Just register with Easy Fundraising and nominate Hospital Radio Stafford as your nominated charity. Each time you make a purchase go through the easy Fundraising portal, purchase your item and a % of the purchase price goes to HRS automatically. You can even see how much you are generating for our Charity.
So far just 16 people have raised over £560 ! WOW !
Why not give it a go yourself !
Just sign up at : https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/promote-my-cause/
Hospital Radio relies on Volunteers from all walks of life. You might have some spare time during your working life and have been thinking of volunteering, or you might be newly retired and want to keep active in your community, or you simply have had a brilliant Summer and feel invigorated to try something new !
Hospital Radio Stafford is always looking for new Volunteers aged 18 or over so why not contact us and come along to see what we do.
Hospital Radio is now live at The Royal Stoke University Hospital after an absence of 14 years, and is the latest addition to Hospital Radio Stafford’s (HRS) portfolio of broadcasting locations. The station is based at County Hospital in Stafford and broadcasts here as well as Katharine House Hospice in Stafford and Cannock Chase Hospital. It’s a fantastic step forward for the service, and now the patients and visitors of Stoke can enjoy the varied and exciting programme of shows on offer, free of charge.
Thank you to University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust for enabling this to happen.
North Staffordshire Hospital Broadcast Association was one of the first organisations in the country to broadcast to patients, originally broadcasting in 1954 and providing football commentary from Stoke City’s Victoria Ground. In the nineties the radio station was known as Forward Radio and closed in 2003, having been in existence for nearly 50 years.
Listeners can tune in to HRS via the WiFi Intranet using internet enabled devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Instructions on how to listen will be made available shortly.