Radio Sunderland for Hospitals is a registered charity, (No. 1073012) and was established in 1953 to provide a personal bedside radio service to the patients in the Sunderland Royal Hospital.
We are an entirely voluntary organisation that is totally self-supporting. Funds are raised throughout the year by our members under the guidance of a one of our Management Team.
Fundraising activities have included collections at local supermarkets, providing a public address system at St Benedict's Hospice and members taking part in the Boxing Day Dip at Seaburn.
We need to raise sufficient funds during the year to not only cover our day-to-day running cost, but also to enable us to grow - to repair and replace old or obsolete equipment.
The landscape of radio broadcasting has changed immensely since we began, from shellac (78's) through vinyl, CD to digital audio storage, the speed of change, especially in the last ten years or so, has been breathtaking!
If you, or your organisation would like to help in our fundraising efforts we’d love to hear from you!
Check out our "Contact Us" page for details on how to get in touch
We are a bunch of enthusiastic, unpaid volunteers, and running a free hospital service is expensive!
There are a couple of ways in which you can easily make a donation to Radio Sunderland. You can simply use our PayPal Giving Account or send us a cheque made payable to "Radio Sunderland for Hospitals" to our studio address.
Don't have a PayPal account?
No problem, you can just use your credit card or bank account (where available).
For more information see the PayPal Giving Fund page.
For information on selling through the eBay for Charity programme, please visit eBay for Charity.
We are also very grateful to those families who in the past that have made gifts in remembrance of their loved ones and to those that have left us a bequest in their will.
A simple way in which you could help support Radio Sunderland is by using the links below.
It was in 1953 that a team of volunteers got together to start a hospital radio service in Sunderland, and here we are still going strong over 60 years later thanks to the support and generosity of the people of the area, and using Amazon Smile or the Plusnet link is a very simple way to give your support.
AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way for anyone shopping at Amazon to support us at no extra cost to them.
So were asking Amazon customers to sign up to AmazonSmile.
When Amazon customers select Radio Sunderland as their charity and shop through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% from eligible purchases to us.
Simply follow the link below to register.
If you sign up to AmazonSmile you will receive a welcome email.
The email helpfully suggests that you create a bookmark in your browser so that you remember to shop at smile.amazon.co.uk !
We use Plusnet as our Internet Service Provider (ISP), so if you are looking to change your broadband supplier then why not take a look at what their great value, award winning service has to offer.
If you sign up using our affiliate link we will receive a monthly payment from Plusnet.
Once you sign up you to can earn an introduction fee by getting your family and friends to sign as well!
If you have an event that you need a P.A. system for, then we may be able to help.
One of the ways Radio Sunderland raises funds is by making available for hire our high quality public address system. The system is suitable for a variety of events, both indoors and out.
Over years our PA equipment has been used at numerous summer fetes, carnivals and open days. If you've got a long memory, you may even remember us providing the PA equipment for the now defunct North East Motor Show when it was held on the Seaburn Show field!
The basic system comprises a microphone (wireless if required), a mixer and amplifier and one pair of loudspeakers. As every situation and requirement is different please get in touch if you have a specific need, we can cover just about any eventuality.
We are in the unique position in that we have a captive audience!
Radio Sunderland provides a free service on channel one and is the most listened to station on the hospital network. Many patients enjoy listening to our programmes for the duration of their hospital stay.
On their return home, some patients continue to listen by joining our growing band of regular online listeners.
If you think your company would benefit from sponsoring Radio Sunderland please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss this further.
We can offer anything from sponsorship of individual programmes to whole station sponsorship that can run for up to twelve months.