Rugby firm donates £2,500 to Rugby Hospital Radio

The cheque being presented to Rugby Hospital Radio.
The cheque being presented to Rugby Hospital Radio.

A Rugby firm has donated £2,500 to Rugby Hospital Radio to cover the cost of a new computer used for broadcasting music to patients.

Ian Southcott, Community Affairs Manager for Cemex UK, visited the studio at Rugby’s Hospital of St Cross last week to hand over the cheque.

“This is a very generous donation by Cemex,” said Mike O’Connor, chairman of Rugby Hospital Radio.

“Our previous PC was on its last legs and although we’ve kept it going as long as possible, a new one really was needed. This funding will enable us to do that.”

Rugby Hospital Radio is a charity providing the internal radio service to the patients here in the Hospital of St Cross.

Ian added: “We’re very pleased to have our work in the community recognised by a major business in the town.”

Volunteers broadcast 24 hours a day delivering a continuous schedule of programmes covering music from classical to country, show songs to popular hits, as well as comedy, drama, religious content and news.

Rugby Hospital Radio is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers and funded by donations from the local community.

For more information, visit www.rugbyhospitalradio.org