Real Radio’s stations around the UK raised a total of £270,000 for regional charities on Friday during an all-day breakfast show.
Each station’s breakfast show team were on-air for 13 hours with a range of emotional interviews and celebrity guests including Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow.
The charities benefiting from the special day of broadcasting were Cardiff Children’s Hospital, When You Wish Upon A Star, Francis House in Didsbury, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Zoe’s Place in Middlesbourgh and Children’s Hospice Association Scotland. Plus, the partnership between Real Radio Scotland and CHAS (which started six years ago), reached a milestone on Friday, as the station has now brought in over £1 Million for the children’s charity.
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) Chief Executive Maria McGill said, “The support that Real Radio and the listeners have given CHAS over the last six years has been truly remarkable. From visits to the hospices by the presenters, dressing up and bringing smiles to the children’s faces to the tireless fundraising, they’ve put their heart and soul into helping us support Scottish families. We’re incredibly grateful to Real Radio for their support over the years and are genuinely thrilled to be celebrating this exceptional milestone of £1 Million.”
Real Radio Deputy Programme Director Chris Stevens said, “It was such an emotional day; from tears when chatting to the charities, to such joy and happiness hearing how the money raised will change lives. I’m incredibly proud of our broadcasting teams, all of whom went above and beyond to make Friday such a special day.”
Photo: Union J with Ewen Cameron and Cat Harvey from Real Radio Scotland