Latest News – December 2016
Thank you to everyone that has supported us during 2016. As the year draws to a close, we continue to keep busy here at Radio Glan Clwyd – attending roadshows, undertaking collections, visiting wards, and brightening up everyone’s day!
The Co-op arrives in Bodelwyddan
On 24 November, the Radio Glan Clwyd roadshow team were overseeing the grand opening of a brand new Co-op store in Bodelwyddan. The store’s staff and management team were enjoying the music on their opening day, as they served their very first customers. There was also a visit from local primary school children, and the management team presented a cheque for £1000 to the children’s ward of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
Top left – The Co-op store team with a cheque for the children’s ward. Top right – and the local primary school children perform for the crowd. Above (centre) – Radio Glan Clwyd’s Eugene Carey and Olga Elms collect the cheque for the children’s ward from store manager Steve.
Happy Christmas Holywell!
The Christmas lights were switched on in Holywell on 25 November, and once again the Radio Glan Clwyd team were on duty, playing lots of Christmas music. Gareth Jones (‘Gaz Top’) was on hand to press the button which illuminated Holywell Town Centre.
On speaking to Radio Glan Clwyd’s Brenda Jones, Gareth said, ‘I was thrilled to be asked; It was a huge honour to turn the Christmas lights on in the town where I grew up and spent the first 19 years of my life. There was a massive crowd which made it really very exciting. As I marched into the town leading the Cambria Band carrying the flag of Flintshire, we passed the position where my father’s TV shop used to be, just by the Victoria Hotel. I got quite emotional and had to fight back the tears as we entered the High Street. It was a wonderful event.”
On 26 November, the Radio Glan Clwyd team undertook a bucket collection outside Tesco in Abergele, where the donations totalled £258. Similarly, it was a great success in Holywell Town Centre on 10 December, where the total collected was £178. Many thanks to everyone who was able to contribute.
Over Christmas, we will be in the following locations:
16 December – ASDA in Rhyl
21 December – Morrisons in Rhyl
Radio Glan Clwyd is a registered charity, and we are exceptionally grateful for your continued support and donations, so that we can keep this radio station on air.
Can you help? Toys and Magazines please…
1. Toys – Every Christmas for the last few years we have run our toy appeal, so that children in hospital at this time of year can receive an unexpected treat on Christmas day! Can you help? We are looking for donations of new or nearly new toys. They can be dropped off at our studio, where Santa’s little helpers (our volunteers!) will wrap and deliver them to the children’s wards as get closer to Christmas. Alternatively, we can purchase toys using your donations. If you could donate £5 to our Christmas appeal, you could make a child in hospital very happy. Contact us by email for further details; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Left – Joan Barker of Bodelwyddan Town Council with Radio Glan Clwyd’s Eugene and Olga, supporting the 2016 Toy Appeal.
Left – Presenter Gareth McCormick meets Steve from the Crest Co-Operative, who have been great supporters of our 2016 Toy Appeal.
2. Magazines – Have you got any magazines at home that you have finished with? Our ward visitors will distribute them to hospital patients in order to keep them occupied during their stay at Glan Clwyd. The days (and nights!) can be very long for the patients, and having something to keep them occupied would make a real difference. We can collect magazines from the local area if you have any. Again, contact us by email if you can help; email@example.com.
We are always really pleased when listeners get in touch with their requests and dedications. We were surprised this month though, when a listener in Lista, Southern Norway made contact to say that he had picked up our signal on 1287AM. Although crackly, he was using an extra special antenna, and from listening to his recordings, we can confirm that it was Radio Glan Clwyd that he had tuned in to. So a special message for anyone else that may be listening from Norway – ‘takk for at dere hørte på‘ – which I hope translates to ‘Thank you for listening’!