Wrexham’s community radio station, Calon FM, is celebrating the start of the New Year with a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.
Calon FM was awarded £1878 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The organisation will use the money to run it’s free Introduction To Radio course, with enhanced facilities.
The money will go towards setting up a second studio at the station, to offer more opportunities for training and get even more people from in and around Wrexham involved in their community station. The station already runs successful free training courses and work experience placements, so the enhanced facilities will mean new volunteers and trainees will get an even better experience
of producing live radio.
People’s Postcode Lottery is Britain’s charity lottery. Players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, £2 from every monthly lottery ticket charities and community initiatives across England, Scotland and Wales, including People’s Postcode Trust. People’s Postcode Lottery believes in supporting local communities so the money raised by players in each country, stays in that country.