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Chairman’s Blog

April 2020

1st April 2020

Hi Mark Oldfield, here, I am the chairman of Harrogate Hospital Radio. It is with a heavy heart I am writing this months blog because like millions of people I for one never thought in my life time would we be facing unprecedented times due to The Coronavirus – Covid-19. Peoples everyday lives have turned […]

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March 2020

1st March 2020

So, what kind of music do you like? Soul music? Then join Ian Smith every Sunday 8pm-10pm, and Andy Bellwood every Monday 1pm-3pm   Classical or songs from shows? Join Derek England every Sunday 6pm-8pm and Ruth Stapleton every Sunday 10am-11am   Music from Around the Globe? Adele G plays music from around the globe […]

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February 2020

2nd February 2020

Here we are, well into 2020. Where does the time go? Another year of planning and fundraising to keep Harrogate Hospital Radio broadcasting is well underway here at our studios within Harrogate District Hospital. In December Rudding Park held a Christmas carol service, and at the end of their well-attended annual event – the congregation […]

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January 2020

1st January 2020

Hello and a very happy New Year to you and your nearest and dearest. Welcome to a new year and a new year of blogs and I’m delighted to say that there exciting times ahead of us at Harrogate Hospital Radio. 2019 saw some major changes the way you can watch TV and listen to […]

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December 19

1st December 2019

Hello and welcome to my December blog Here at Harrogate Hospital Radio we are a self funding organisation that need to raise approximately £3,000 per year to keep the service we provide to patients, staff and visitors via our online and our APP. Our team of approximately 40 members all take part in fundraising events […]

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November 19

5th November 2019

Welcome to my November blog. Where has this year gone? They say time flys when you’re enjoying yourself. How true that statement is. However, as a patient in Harrogate District Hospital enjoyment may not be a word that necessarily springs to mind! But help is at hand at Harrogate Hospital Radio. By tuning into our […]

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October 19

1st October 2019

Welcome to my October blog. Yet another busy month for us here at Harrogate Hospital Radio! Now, you may have noticed over the week of September 21-29, a VERY prestigious event came to Harrogate. Yes, the UCI World Road Cycle Championships were in town and what an event it was. Nine days of amazing cycle […]

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September 19

1st September 2019

Here we are again; another fabulous summer is almost at an end! Harrogate Hospital Radio will be 42 years old in October. Since I took over as chairman in May 2015, there have been lots of changes as you may, or may not be, aware of. And we have certainly been going through testing times […]

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August 19

1st August 2019

Welcome to my August blog. Well, July was a busy time for Harrogate Hospital Radio. Last month’s big event was our brilliant team of volunteer presenters spending three days “bringing the outside in” to Harrogate District Hospital, when they broadcasted live from the Great Yorkshire Show. On the first day, Adele G and Oliver Stables […]

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July 19

1st July 2019

June was a very busy month for us at Harrogate Hospital Radio. Fundraising is vital to us as it enables us to provide the fabulous service, we, as volunteers, deliver to the patients and staff at Harrogate District Hospital on a daily basis. Last month’s fundraising activities included a coffee morning at St Cuthbert’s Church […]

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Harrogate Hospital Radio is 100 percent volunteer led and we are always on the lookout for individuals to join our talented team of volunteers!