Signal Radio helped raise £72k in one day
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Signal Radio helped raise £72k in one day

Signal 1 and Signal 2 joined forces for Bring a Pound to Work Day on Friday, and helped to raise over £72,000 for charity.

The money raised went to the Douglas Macmillan, their local hospice. The money was donated or pledged by schools, businesses, organisations and individuals.

Throughout the day, the stations both changed their regular programming to include messages from patients, families and friends who are living with cancer or have lost their fight against the life-limiting illness.

The amount raised is almost double last year’s total, and is one of the biggest fundraising campaigns the hospice has organised during its 40th Anniversary year and Signal Radio’s 30th Anniversary.

Chris Buckley, Senior Programme Controller, said: “We were inundated with listeners calling live on air with their own personal messages and stories that often left the presenter in tears. Thanks to our generous listeners, we were also overjoyed with all those who joined in and helped us smash our goal – amazingly the money is still coming in! This is the fourth year we have joined forces and proves again that Signal Radio is a strong voice in the community and is clearly ‘Proud to be Local’.”

Rachel Austin, Station Director, added: “Signal Radio at the heart of the local community loves to do what it can to help support local charities. All of our presenters and staff really embraced Bring a Pound day and loved getting out in the area to help raise the record breaking amount, we’re really proud to be part of this amazing event to raise funds for Douglas Macmillan Hospice.”

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0 0 745 17 October, 2013 Station News 5:00 pm 201310 Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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