Wave 105 raises £25k for charity in May
Wave 105’s charity, Cash for Kids, dedicated the entire month of May to raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Listeners and presenters got involved to help the station raise the money needed to develop a specialised teenage cancer patient room at the Southampton General Hospital.
An auction took place throughout the month – in which listeners could bid for items such as a signed Brian May Guitar and a guitar signed by Lady Gaga.
Raising money for the cause, Wave 105’s afternoon presenter Simon Clarke carried out ‘Man-up Month’. It saw him partaking in various ’manly’ challenges including laps around Thruxton in a Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche Cayman and Formula Renault single seat racing car, abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower and facing an England Spin Bowler at the Rose Bowl. Listeners also had the chance to bid for the chance to join Simon in the activities – raising further funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Simon Clarke said: “I wanted to do something really different for Cash for Kids month this year – but couldn’t decide what, so I went with all of them! The results have been astonishing, I am so pleased that we reached the total of £25,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and want to thank Wave 105 listeners for getting involved.”
Listeners also hosted events themselves and donated the proceeds to Wave 105 Cash for Kids month.