Free Radio presented three-quarters of a million pounds to West Midlands charities on Saturday night at Live 2012, the station’s annual music event.
The funds were raised from four major sponsored walks last Spring, where 20,000 listeners walked
round their areas, inspired by local causes.
In Birmingham, the ‘Walk for Harry’ supported a cause close to the heart of the courageous local lad, Harry Moseley, who died of brain cancer aged 11. The neighbouring ‘Walk of the Black Country’ raised cash for Promise Dreams; and the Walk of Warwickshire supported the Baby Care Appeal at The University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire. The ‘Walk of Worcestershire’ was in aid of the Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Free Radio presenter, Russ Morris said: “It’s great to put something back. To see so many listeners taking part, and to generate what had to be one of the largest sums ever raised by commercial radio is a great achievement. We’re really proud of how our listeners responded to this Free Radio appeal.”
The cheques were handed over at ‘Live 2012’, the station’s annual music event at the LG Arena, featuring live performances from Leona Lewis and JLS. Plans are already advancing for the Free Radio ‘Walk for Kids’ in 2013.