I was co host with Ian Wighton playing the requests we had collected from the wards earlier in the day, and it was a lot of fun. In addition to the music, we talked about my Volunteering Week – what it is and what I hope it will achieve. Ian has been volunteering at HHR for nearly 35 years, which is a wonderful achievement and deserving recognition.
Volunteering at hospital radio stations like Harrogate’s isn’t just beneficial to those who listen, it is also a great way for anyone interested in broadcasting and journalism to gain experience.
After spending time at the station it is evident how essential it is that people volunteer at organisations like this to keep them running. There are hundreds of hospital radio stations across the UK, meaning that thousands of volunteers are needed to keep them running.
Those who already volunteer across the UK can feel rightly proud of the part they play in bringing music to so many people, patients and staff, helping to take the mind off what can often be a very stressful environment.
If you would like to help at Harrogate Hospital Radio or any hospital radio station across the UK, follow these links: