With donations still coming in, local Member of Parliament, Robert Halfon, has beat his target by raising over £2,000 for Harlow Hospital Radio at his sponsored swim this morning.
The vital funds that Robert has raised will ensure Harlow Hospital Radio can continue to deliver their vital support to staff, patients and their families at Princess Alexandra Hospital. With a brand-new and fully funded hospital due to open in Harlow by 2028, local MP Robert Halfon is supporting the PAH-based charity who do so much across our town to support our NHS heroes.
It’s not too late to support Robert and Harlow Hospital Radio by going to the broadcaster’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/harlowhospitalradio-sponsoredswim
Commenting on his fundraising success, Mr Halfon said, “Harlow Hospital Radio is a truly wonderful organisation run entirely by volunteers who provide a friendly face to people working and visiting Princess Alexandra Hospital, and beyond. Launched in 1970, HHR have been providing friendship, comfort and support to Harlow people for over 50 years. It is my pleasure to support them by raising over £2,000 to support and develop their amazing work.
“I would like to thank everybody who has supported my sponsored swim by donating and to also pay tribute to the team at Harlow Hospital Radio for their support today. I would also like to thank Suzie and the team at the Manor of Groves Health Club for hosting my sponsored swim with kindness and compassion.”
Robert’s fundraising campaign will help Harlow Hospital Radio to grow their coverage and support even more Harlow people. With new comedy, folk and classical music programmes, listening to the station is even easier thanks to their recent launch on Amazon’s Alexa platform but, with a brand-new hospital due within five years, Harlow Hospital Radio are ambitious to go even further. A new studio with state-of-the-art equipment, a replacement Outside Broadcast Unit to help reach a larger audience and tell more local stories and a greater genre of programming are all in the pipeline for the radio station.
Chair of Harlow Hospital Radio, Andy Meadows, welcomed the funds, saying, “This is a very exciting time for Harlow Hospital Radio as we launch our online streaming platforms, increase our live programming and prepare to continue our services in Harlow’s brand-new hospital when it opens in 2028. HHR is 100% volunteer run, so every penny we raise goes directly to running and improving the station - we are very grateful to Robert for his efforts to raise funds for HHR and to everybody who has supported him and donated to this campaign.”