Hereford & Worcester
and Worcester presenters are relocating to unusual locations, over the
course of four days, to help raise money for four local hospices.
The four presenters, Nathan Turvey, Andrew
Easton, Dave Bradley and Mike George are taking to
the streets of Hereford and Worcester to raise much needed funds for
hospices in the local area.
Drive Time presenter Nathan Turvey kicks off the fund-raising events
on Tuesday 28 September when he broadcasts his show from the supermarket
checkouts of Morrisons (formerly Safeway) in Bromsgrove, between 4.00
and 7.00pm. All proceeds go to Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.
Wednesday 29 September sees a virtuoso solo performance from Early Breakfast
Show presenter Andrew Easton. Andrew is busking near WH Smiths in High
Town, Hereford between noon and 2.00pm, collecting money for St Michael's
Hospice at Bartestree as he plays.
A bath full of compost near Woolworths in the Swan Centre, Kidderminster,
is the setting for Dave Bradley to present his Afternoon Show on Thursday
30 September, between 1.00 and 4.00pm. Listeners who want to go down
and see this amazing feat and donate some money to Kemp Hospice, just
need to follow the smell!
Last, but certainly not least, on Friday 1 October, between 11.00am
and 2.00pm, Breakfast Show presenter Mike George is set to have visitors
to St Richard's Shop in Mealcheapen, Worcester in creases when he takes
the shirts from their backs... and irons them in return for a donation
to St Richard's Hospice, Worcester.
James Coghill, Managing Editor, BBC Hereford and Worcester, says: "We
are putting all our efforts into helping to raise money for these four
"The presenters are all geared up and are raring
to go in their individual challenges and hoping that the public will
come along and support them and the hospices in their hard work."
BBC Hereford and Worcester, 104, 104.6 & 94.7FM.
Notes to Editors
St Richard's Hospice is currently trying to raise £5.25m for a
brand new unit with beds. It currently occupies a building on London
Road, Worcester which is too small and only suitable for day patients.
Kemp Hospice, Kidderminster is about to move to an old hotel which it
has purchased and hopes to transform into a bedded hospice. It hopes
to be ready to move to the site before the year is out.
Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove has a day hospice in the town and a palliative
care bedded unit at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital.
St Michael's Hospice at Bartestree near Hereford has been established
at its present site for nearly 20 years. It has improvement and expansion
plans and is also aware that much of their equipment and fabric is beginning
to wear out.