Real Radio’s Bring a Pound to work raises £51,000 for children’s hospice

Mar 2013  Radio News

The partnership between Real Radio and CHAS has now seen an impressive£801,000 raised over the years, providing help for families with children across Scotland, facing life-shortening conditions.

Real Radio presenters were out and about across Central Scotland meeting workplaces raising money and weekend breakfast’s Steve McKenna found himself getting a Mohican and The Scottish Sun logo shaved into his head – after the paper pledged £1,000 to the cause if Steve was up for the challenge.

A phone auction played a central role in boosting funds with items from partners Frankie & Benny’s offering eat free for a year, a meet and greet with The Script, a table at Real Radio’s upcoming CHAS Charity Ball which sold for £2,000 and perhaps the most quirky item of the day, one lucky bidder won their weight in Tunnocks Caramel Wafers!

Roslyn Neely, Director of Fundraising and Communications for CHAS said, “Once again we are overwhelmed by the generosity of Real Radio listeners. Each year they rise to the challenge of Bring a Pound to Work Day and raise much-needed money for the babies, children and young people who use our children’s hospice services. I cannot thank them enough for their support.”

David Treasurer, Programme Controller for Real Radio said, “Everyone at Real Radio is absolutely delighted with the amount of money we have raised for CHAS today. It’s a charity close to all of our hearts at the station and we are proud that our listeners feel such a strong affinity with this truly deserving charity, resulting in so much money being raised today and indeed over the last six years for CHAS.”

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