Ruby Rainbow Appeal
By Dave Andrews, BBC Leicester
BBC Radio Leicester turns 40 in 2007. So what's in store for you throughout our Ruby Anniversary year. Read on to find out more...
Can you believe it? A Ruby Anniversary for the BBC’s first local radio station which went on air in 1967.
So how are we going to celebrate?
Well stay tuned to BBC Radio Leicester (104.9FM, DAB and Online) and East Midlands Today (BBC One 18:30) to hear about the huge events and celebrations we've got planned.
Something for every month of the year through till December 2007 and we want you to join in with as many as you can.
The Rainbow Appeal
The biggest event of them all is our charity appeal...
We are going to raise £400,000 (£10,000 for every year we've been broadcasting). We want to do this to help build an extension to the Rainbow’s Hospice in Loughborough for teens and 20’s.
The present set up at Rainbows is a wonderful environment for younger children, but teenagers and young adults have different needs and interests.
Rainbows aims to raise at least £4 million to extend current facilities for all those using the hospice as well as building the additional facilities for young people.
The new building will be able to provide bedrooms and facilities which are completely appropriate for those needs whilst still sharing the best medical facilities and staff with the rest of the Hospice.
We need your help
Now we want you to help us give the Ruby Rainbow Appeal a flying start. Thousands people listen to BBC Radio Leicester every day of every week.
If every listener could just let us have £1 it would be a momentous beginning for our appeal. So come on – just £1 from you – it really will make a difference.
• Bring your £1 coins in to us at 9 St Nicholas Place, LE1 5LB or,
• Post your pound inside an envelope to the same address – mark it “Ruby Rainbow Appeal” or,
• Send us a cheque from the whole family or group or community. Cheques should be made payable to “BBC Radio Leicester Ruby Rainbow Appeal”.
• And don't forget – if you see the Radio Leicester Radio Car out in your village or neighbourhood – you can drop your contributions off with our reporters.
Organise an event
If you can help by organising something to assist the fundraising during the year, or you have a charity event which you would like to see dedicated to the Ruby Rainbow Appeal – then we would love to hear from you.
We will give your event all the publicity you need – but we are relying on you to help us get to the target.
All offers of assistance to Dave Andrews or Monica Winfield by email or phoning 0116 2516688.
last updated: 26/07/07