19th Jun, 2021

Housebuilder Persimmon's £1,000 cash boost for Coventry Hospital Radio

A DONATION of £1,000 to replace ageing studio equipment will ensure a Coventry hospital radio station can sound crystal clear on the air.

The cash for the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity has come from Persimmon Homes Central, through its Community Champions scheme.

Since 2015 it has provided match-funding for local good causes with two donations of up to £1,000 every month.

Kirsty Gane, the charity’s grants officer, said a campaign had been launched to replace the 13-year-old equipment and had reached the half-way mark at the start of last year.

“Sadly however, Covid-19 put a stop to all community fund-raising and bucket collections in the hospital foyer.

The radio station is managed by an elected committee of volunteers and they broadcast to the patient’s bed free of charge 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

The newer equipment will make presenting shows easier and improve the content quality.

Sarah Preston, sales director designate for Persimmon Homes Central, said it was delighted to help the campaign.

Visit persimmonhomes.com/community-champions for more on the Community Champions scheme and to nominate a charity or organisation.

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