By Anna Darafeja – Chief News Reporter
Frequency Radio, part of the UCLan Students’ Union student media umbrella, is set to have a non-stop 48 hour broadcast for charity.
‘Children in Need’ is the organisation responsible for the BBC charity in the United Kingdom. It has donated millions since 1980 in order to change lives of disabled children and teenagers in the UK.
Beginning at 8am on Friday 13th November, the Frequency Fry Up breakfast show will kick off the event. Then throughout, managers and hosts from across the station will be taking part in the 48 hour challenge bringing a variety of shows both current ones on the schedule and special one off shows.
Others will be involved in the 48 hour broadcast, including an array of students, other student media volunteers from PSTV and Pluto and the Student Affairs Committee (SAC). It won’t just be all about the 48 hour’s on air, there will be different fundraising activities taking place such as head to head challenges, a student media varsity, raffles and bake sales.
The station have done something similar in the past, back in March Frequency Radio raised over £650 for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day from another 48 hour broadcast. Pluto spoke to Frequency’s Head of Programming Luke Meyers about the upcoming event “I’m really excited for the event, we did it and it was really fun. We raised quite a lot of money for a worthy cause and we’re trying to beat our total from last year, but we’re going to need a lot of support, not just with donations but also to help keep us awake!”
Media Officer Hannah Mason also expressed her excitement for the event, “I’m really happy Frequency are doing a big fundraiser again. We raised a lot of money for Red Nose Day and I think it’s great the volunteers want to get involved again and do a good thing for charity.”