Oct 04 2012

Radio Northwick Park – Award Winners

Three volunteers have been praised for their efforts and sheer dedication at a hospital radio station, this week.

Zara Bryson and Rebekah Marsh were awarded the Jack Petchey award for Outstanding Achievement and Charles Biggie was named the station’s Biggest Ever Individual Fundraiser, at Radio Northwick Park’s AGM this year.

The charity, which broadcasts to patients in Northwick Park Hospital, has over 120 volunteers who visits patients in hospital.

Zara and Rebekah, who were nominated by fellow volunteers and won the charity £200 each, through the Jack Petchey Foundation, an organisation that rewards programmes and projects that benefit young people. The pair will now decide how to spend their award.

Rebakah (above left) said: “Being awarded the Jack Petchey award was not expected. I love being part of the charity and to be noticed by my fellow peers as a committed volunteer means a lot.”

Zara (above right) said: “Whatever else is going on in my week, volunteering at Radio Northwick Park is always a highlight. The patients and fellow volunteers are like an ever-expanding family and I am absolutely thrilled to win the Jack Petchey award for something I enjoy being part of so much.”

Charles (above centre), who has completed numerous challenges to raise money for RNP, said a few words to volunteers present at the meeting. He said: “Against a background of continuing recession, and a growing number of high profile charities vying for public donation, it’s harder than ever to raise funds. To fundraise, it doesn’t have to be anything major, as in my experience, I’ve noticed that to a lot of people any efforts is seem as more of an achievement then we ourselves perceive it to be.”

More details of Radio Northwick Park on their website, here.


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