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Beacon Breakfast raises £50k

Fresh and Jo have helped raise over £50,000 for Compton Hospice’s Raise the Roof appeal.

In one week, they set off from Beacon on day 1 to walk for 11 miles a day across the Black Country and host their breakfast show from a different location each morning.

They eventually achieved 56 miles and broadcast from Bloxwich, West Bromwich, Stourbridge and Dudley. Fresh and Jo were joined by fellow members of the breakfast show team- producer Jon Wyer and news reader Mikey Burrows- as well as Compton Hospice staff.

That week alone raised £4,000 but over the two month campaign the station helped to raise over £50,000. The charity launched the Raise the Roof appeal live on Beacon Radio in April to raise £1m from supporters as part of a £3.5m programme to completely redevelop the entire interior of the main hospice building.

Jo said: “What an amazing experience – it was hard work at times and many of the guys have got sore feet and blisters but it was all worth it. This fantastic local charity touches so many hearts for people around the Black Country so it’s been great to give something back.”

Compton’s head of PR and fundraising Sue Chance said: “We are so grateful to Fresh and Jo for all their support, along with the rest of the team at Beacon –they all did a fantastic job. We’d also like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported our £1 million Raise the Roof appeal so far and to all those who backed Fresh and Jo’s marathon effort.

“It’s a fantastic start to our Raise the Roof appeal and it’s set a fabulous foundation for the rest of the appeal.”

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