2 April 2017: Go Dad Run event at Silksworth.
Congratulation to everyone involved in the Sunderland GoDadRun 5K and 10K event that was held at the Silksworth Sports Centre on Sunday morning.
Radio Sunderland’s Michael Bartlam was on hand, here with three-time world champion athlete Colin Jackson CBE.
Colin was joined by fellow athlete Jamie Baulch, local footballing legend Kevin Ball and the Mayor of Sunderland Alan Emerson and a host of Y-front wearing runners getting ready for the off.
26 December 2016: Public Address System at Boxing Day Dip.
Lending a hand at the Seaburn Boxing Day Dip 2016.
We took along our PA system to help keep everyone informed about what was going on.
Congratulations to all the dippers who braved the elements to splash about in the rather chilly North Sea raising some lovely cash for some well deserving good causes.
A special mention has to go to the Sunderland Lions Club for all the time and effort they gave to organising this hugely successful event.
Till next year…... !
17 December 2016: Store Collection – Morrisons Seaburn.
Christmas Arrived Early.
Our merry troupe of volunteers mingled with the customers at Seaburn Morrisons a week before Christmas.
Happy shoppers listened to our music and jingled their change and popped it to our waiting collection buckets that grew heavier by the minute.
A big thank you to the management and staff for making us welcome once more.
To each and every customer who took the time and trouble to contribute we would like to say a huge thank you, we are humbled by your magnificent generosity.
A total of £630 was raised. Wow!
10 December 2016: Store Collection – ASDA Leechmere.
Counting down to Christmas at ASDA Sunderland!
A big thank you to everyone, both staff and customers, for the warm seasonal welcome to the Grangetown store.
We are truly grateful for everyone’s generous contribution to our bucket-collection.
We left the store with the same number of buckets as we arrived with thanks to staff member Tracy finding a stray.
It was all hands to the deck for the count back at the studio.
The final total - £361 thank you so much.
3 December 2016: Public Address System at St Benedict's Hospice.
December is the time for Radio Sunderland’s annual visit to St. Benedict’s Hospice in Ryhope, to provide the PA system for the Light up a Life remembrance and carol service.
It was lovely to see so many people there.
10 September 2016: Store Collection – ASDA Leechmere
Thank you to the Management and Staff for inviting us back to their store.
Our music and display caused quite a bit on interest and our collection buckets were filled with spare change.
A big thank you to everyone for your generosity.
An impressive £343 was raised!
28 June 2016: Donate with PayPal.
We are a bunch of enthusiastic, unpaid volunteers, and running a free hospital service is expensive!.
So we have made it very easy for people to donate on line via the PayPal Giving Fund.
This means that even those without a PayPal account can donate safely and securely using their credit card or bank account.
25 June 2016: Store Collection – Morrisons Seaburn.
An unusually fine summer's day in Seaburn!
We were in the foyer playing some great tunes, thank you to everyone who dropped by to say hello and for dropping your loose change in to our collection buckets.
Thanks to your generosity £184 was raised.
21 April 2016: New website launched .
Our old website severed us well when the PC was king.
However, following the mobile revolution over the past couple of years, now 60% (and growing) of the visitor to our website use a smartphone or tablet.
So to give you a much better browsing experience, we gave the pages a lick of paint and a whole new look that will happily work on your PC, laptop, phone or tablet.
12 March 2016: Store Collection – ASDA Leechmere.
Spring in the air and it’s the start of another year of fundraising, which is so essential to keeping us on the air providing our free service to the patients in the Sunderland Royal Hospital.
We visited old friends at ASDA with our information display, collecting buckets and played some toe tapping music in the foyer.
It was nice to meet you all and a big thank you goes to those that dropped their loose change in to buckets.
A thank you also goes to the staff with a special mention for Tracy for being so accommodating.
A very useful £257 was raised. Nice one!
26 December 2015: Boxing Day Dip.
On a very wet morning some of our team braved the elements and a very cold North Sea, to take part in the annual Lions Club Boxing Day Dip at Seaburn.
Well done Sean, Lorna, Honor and Emily.
To anyone who says the weather was "mild”, you can be first on the list for next year!
13 December 2015: Store Collection – Sainsburys Silksworth.
The customers and staff still found time for us on this busy weekend.
Yet again a fantastic response from the generous people of Sunderland and another early Christmas present.
£355 thank you so much.
12 December 2015: Store Collection – Morrisons Seaburn.
The start of a busy weekend for us first stop Morrisons at Seaburn.
Staff and customers were full of Christmas cheer.
Thank you everyone for chipping in to help us raise £341. Magnificent.
6 December 2015: St Benedict’s Hospice, Ryhope.
The first Sunday of December and it was time for
the St Benedict’s
Hospice Light up a Life Service at Ryhope.
We were there to provide the PA system used for the service as we have done for many years for this annual occasion.
Saturday’s storm had broken their Christmas Tree, but folk rallied round to re-erect it in time for the service, but now 8 foot shorter!
28 November 2015: Store Collection - ASDA, Leechmere.
Following up on "Black Friday"
we brightened up Saturday with an in-store collection at ASDA. Besides collecting and playing some
great music and our volunteers were on hand to explain how to get
involved at Radio Sunderland.
As usual the generous customers and welcoming staff helped to raise a magnificent £322. A big thank you goes to everyone.
5 September 2015: Store Collection - ASDA, Leechmere.
Sunderland members were at the ASDA
Superstore in Grangetown. We had our music "juke box" on
hand to entertain customers as they entered and left the store. We
also had our collection buckets at hand into to which many people
generously donated their small change.
So, it's a big thank you for your continued support and to the management and staff for once again allowing us to do some fund raising in their store.
The final total raised was a lovely £254
On behalf of the patients in the Sunderland Royal Hospital, thank you.
7 June 2015: NHS Blog on Hospital Radio.
During June as part Volunteers Week, the NHS
invited the Hospital Broadcasting Association to write a blog, the
result was "Music and health make for a perfect harmony" by Mel
You can read it here.
If it inspires you to get involved, we would really love to hear from you.
6 June 2015: Store Collection - Morrisons, Seaburn.
It's the start of summer and we'll be out and out about at Morrisons Seaburn. As always we're fund raising to keep Radio Sunderland on the air but we're also looking for new volunteers! No experience is required so come and have a chat if you're interested!
Update: Even though
it was a VERY windy day you helped us raise £323. A
big thank you to everyone that braved the wind and donated and
of course, a big thanks to the staff.
28 February 2015: Store Collection - Sainsbury's Silksworth.
A New Year and we start our 2015 fundraising campaign back at Sainsbury's, Silksworth. Come along and say hello - if it's not too cold!
Update: We raised
an impressive £337, many thanks to everyone
that donated and of course, a big thanks to the staff for their
usual, friendly welcome!
13 December 2014: Store Collection - Morrisons, Seaburn.
It's our last store collection of 2014! We'll be at the store from 8am playing a great selection of Christmas music so come ands say hello and drop your loose change into our collecting buckets!
Update: A great day
of music and generosity! Many thanks to the customers of
Morrisons that helped us raise an impressive £482!
29 November 2014: Store Collection - Sainsbury's Silksworth.
Back to Silksworth for our penultimate fundraising collection of the year. We'll be collecting to raise funds to support Radio Sunderland and we'll also be looking out for new volunteers, so come and say hello and perhaps get involved!
Update: It was a
busy day in the store and we met some great people that help us
raise £477, many thanks to all the
Sainsbury's staff and customers!
As the nights draw in we start our autumn and winter fundraising with a collection at ASDA, Leechmere. Besides collecting, we'll be playing some great music and our volunteers will be on hand to tell you why you should get involved with Radio Sunderland!
Update: A quiet day
but thanks to your generosity we still managed to collect £203,
many thanks to all the ASDA staff and customers!
Our first visit to Morrisons this year, so come and say hello if you're in the store shopping. You can also find out about Radio Sunderland and what we do, and of course, don't forget to drop your loose change in our collecting buckets!
Update: A busy day
today, despite the fine weather, which helped us raise an
Summers here (probably) and we're back at Tesco with our collecting buckets, display stand and music! If you're shopping in the store come and say hello and find out how you could join the Radio Sunderland team - no experience required!
Update: Many thanks
to everyone that donated today, we raised £170.
A few weeks later and we're at the other Sainsbury's store in Silksworth! As usual, we'll have our display stand telling you all about Radio Sunderland and how you can get involved and of course our members will be out and about with their collecting buckets!
Update: A good day at the
store, thanks to everyone that said hello and contributed to
keeping us on the air, we raised £274.
This is a first for us! This Saturday our team will be at the new Sainsbury's store in Southwick helping to pack your bag in the hope that you'll toss some small change our way - thereby helping to keep Radio Sunderland broadcasting! We'll have our display stand too so you can find out all about Hospital Radio and how you can get involved. Hope to see you there!
Update: The sterling work of our bag-packers encouraged you to donate £238,
many thanks to you all!
Another store collection beckons! This time at the ASDA store in Leechmere, Grangetown. We'll have our display stand and we'll be playing some great tunes! Come and say hello if you're shopping today and you'll be able to find out more about Radio Sunderland!
Update: We raised an
amazing £344 at today's collection! Many
thanks to the management, staff and customers of ASDA,
Leechmere for your support!
Spring has finally sprung (apparently) and so we're out and about with our first store collection of the year! We'll be playing some great music whilst raising funds to help keep us broadcasting. If you're shopping in store today, or just passing by, why not pop-in and say hello and find out more about Radio Sunderland.
collection raised £161, many thanks to the management, staff and customers of Tesco for your support!
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