Jul 10 2012

The Northwick Park Games – July 21/22, 2012

Volunteers at a hospital radio station are attempting to go for gold at their biggest fundraiser of the year this month.

The team at Radio Northwick Park, a charity that broadcasts to the patients of Northwick Park Hospital, has a jam-packed weekend of events dubbed The Radio Northwick Park Games – starting at 9am on Saturday 21 July through to 6.30pm on Sunday 22 July.

As five volunteers take to the air for a 2012-minute live show, various individuals will complete a 50-mile bike ride, a half marathon or a 1,000m swim at midnight.

Fundraising Officer Dan Cottrell said: “With over 25 volunteers playing a part in the weekend, the team is tremendously excited about the event. A lot of preparation has gone into the event, which will be the charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year. I’m really excited.”

The funds the volunteers raise will go towards running the charity, which has over 120 volunteers and has been broadcasting to patients for over 40 years.

Volunteer David Reece will be attempting the 2012-minute show.

…will be the charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year

He said: “I like the challenge of creating compelling radio for 33.5 hours straight. Some people will be listening on their computers listening at home or work, but others will in hospital and I really want to make them feel better. Radio Northwick Park is a cause very close to my heart and I think this could be a very good way to raise funds to keep it going.”

People can donate by visiting Radio Northwick Park’s JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/rnpgames, or text ‘Show50’ to 70070 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.

People are welcome to tune in via the charity website www.radionorthwickpark.org. Or follow the fun through Facebook or Twitter. (Radio Northwick Park Facebook page or @rnplive)

Also tune to the show or follow the fun through Facebook (Radio Northwick Park Facebok Page or Twitter (@rnplive).

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