Marathon broadcast to raise funds for hospital radio


Bedrock Radio, the community and hospital radio service broadcasting to patients at Queen’s, Romford, King George and Goodmayes Hospitals, Ilford, as well as the local online community, will raise funds for the station by hosting a 25-hour live program .

The Big Bedrock Broadcast Marathon will start on Saturday, October 30 at noon and end on Sunday at noon. With the clocks going to daylight saving time (GMT) at 2 a.m., that’s 25 hours!

Volunteers will come to the studios 24 hours a day to host the broadcast of the marathon and the public is invited to get involved by sponsoring a song of their choice.

To participate, visit the website

To listen to Bedrock, visit the website or download the free mobile app.

The coronavirus pandemic has halted many of the service’s activities to promote and raise funds for this charity-run radio station. During the height of the pandemic and during subsequent shutdowns, Bedrock Radio was able to adjust schedules and stay on air for patients and staff. For many, it provided a connection to the outdoors during a time of social isolation.

Beverley Stroud, Administrator and Fundraiser, said: “It’s a fun event for our volunteers and the public to get involved with Bedrock Radio. The money raised goes directly to the management of our charitable organization which allows us to stay on the air ”.

Station Manager Mathew Watson added: “We are very grateful for all the donations we receive and to our volunteers who generously give of their time to entertain patients in a difficult time for the whole community”

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