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Cash boost for Inverness Hospital Radio


By Philip Murray

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Bob Watt from Lodge St Columba 1295 hands over the £200 cheque to Inverness Hospital Radio’s founder member Donnie Aird, with station broadcaster/fundraiser Helen MacPherson.
Bob Watt from Lodge St Columba 1295 hands over the £200 cheque to Inverness Hospital Radio’s founder member Donnie Aird, with station broadcaster/fundraiser Helen MacPherson.

Inverness Hospital Radio has received a cash boost thanks to the generosity of local masons.

The Lodge St Columba 1295 has donated £200 to the radio team to help with ongoing expenses maintaining and updating their two studios.

The money was raised through personal donations from lodge members, who have given roughly £5000 to a range of charities during lockdown – including Highland Hospice, Maggie’s, Inverness Foodstuffs and the Friends of the Birnie Centre.

Thanking the lodge’s members, Inverness Hospital Radio broadcaster and fundraiser Helen MacPherson said: "The £200 donation was a great bonus for us, as due to Covid-19 we are unable to continue with our regular fundraising.

"We have ongoing expenses maintaining and updating our two studios.

"We have recently renewed our website and we hope to be broadcasting online very soon.

"This will be beneficial for family and friends to make dedications for loved ones in hospital, and encourage more listeners for our excellent programmes.

"Our new website is informative and regularly updated and has a ‘donate’ button for the public to donate if they wish."

She also said the team was always on the lookout for new members.

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