Long time no speak but since Jade Mayjean Peters came to our studio’s in March we’ve been very busy here at Hospital Radio Ipswich. Highlights include fundraising at Asda and our very own Michelle Howlett on the 18th June with her brother and partner taking on the O2, London, raising £600 which was split in half for HRI and St. Elizabeth’s Hospice. In essence both charities received £300 each. Michelle explained to me: “I was looking on the O2 website and saw an article about wheelchair users being able to go over the roof and thought I want to do that to raise money for two charities close to my heart and also in memory of my Nan who came to the O2 to see Strictly Come Dancing with me.” Pictures of this event can be found in our gallery here. Consequently, after her mission Michelle received a certificate for her efforts at our AGM in October.
At the AGM a brand new executive committee was elected and to sum up our plans for the year Tim Ward, Chairman, said to the membership: “I feel as energised about the New Year as I have ever done. As I hope is self evident I love HRI, what we do and what I think we can be in the months ahead. I am very clear about what I want us to achieve this year, which in simple terms is a greatly increased profile within the hospital and as a result a growing membership.”
Tim Ward has been beavering away making our presence known within the management of the Ipswich Hospital and has managed to secure the involvement of the Ipswich Hospital’s Chief Executive Nick Hulme in our Christmas Day schedule with his very own live programme from 9am – 10am. It is hoped that Ipswich MP Ben Gummer will be making a guest appearance. Other programmes over the Christmas period include breakfast with Tim Ward, a service of carols and readings for Christmas with the choir of St Mary Le Tower, Classic Radio Comedy, Kevin Ashford in his Christmas potting shed, Keith Clempson, Moira Burt and many more other delights. To see our full schedule just click this attachment: Christmas Schedule 2014. The schedule has also been hand delivered around the wards for the patients so they don’t miss out on this festive treat.
So, as the big day approaches Hospital Radio Ipswich would like to wish all our listeners and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. If you would like to Join our Voluntary Team in 2015 then we look forward to hearing from you and as always if you know a loved one is in hospital then ‘Make a Request‘ now.
See you in the New Year.