A trio of Wrexham Glyndwr University students are preparing to take on a 24 hour radio marathon show in aid of Nightingale House Hospice.
From 10am on Thursday 20th April through to 10am on Friday 21st April, Jack Price, Dan Middleton and Jamie Davies from Calon FM will swap their usual ‘Let’s Talk Sport’ show for all things Nightingale House.
This will be the second time the Broadcast Journalism students have taken on a radio marathon for charity, having stayed awake for a mammoth 56 hours for Children in Need in 2016.
The show will feature a wide range of guests including interviews with staff from the hospice to find out more about the services on offer. There will also be the chance to find out more about the hospice’s upcoming events, including May’s Food and Drink Festival and the Ladies Midnight Walk.
As the marathon moves into the evening, listeners will be treated to a live performance from the Nightingale House Choir as well as acoustic sets from Ste Jones and Ben Hands, who are part of this year’s Focus Wales line up.
Throughout the night the trio will be staying awake by walking the Ladies Midnight Walk on a treadmill, kindly donated by Total Fitness.
Nightingale House’s wonderful on site Caffi Cwtch will be providing the team with some much needed sustenance throughout the day and local restaurant Skinnys will be kindly donating evening meals.
Katherine Wade, Station Editor; “Jack, Dan and Jamie did such a great job with their 56 hour show last year, it’s great to have them taking over the airwaves again for such a great cause. Nightingale House have been regular guests on Calon for years and the work that they do in Wrexham is fantastic.
“It’s great to be able to offer them a platform like this to show the people of Wrexham what the hospice is all about. We’re really excited about the show and thankful to the local businesses who are helping out”.
Luke McDonald Hospice Fundraiser said: “We are very grateful to all the team at Calon FM for taking on this fantastic challenge for us. The show will be a wonderful opportunity to find out more about what we do here at Nightingale House as well as our mission to serve and care our local community.
“The marathon show also promises to be a lot of fun and will no doubt raise vital awareness of Nightingale House. We very much hope that every member of our local community will tune in throughout the day.”
People can tune in on 105fm, online, or via the Calon FM App
For full details visit www.calonfm.com. Donations are being accepted via Justgiving or by texting ‘NHMS98 + donation’ to 70070 to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 (Example for a £5 donation ‘NHMS98 £5’)