Eagle Radiothon Raises £24k for Phyllis Tuckwell
The Radiothon was held on Friday 24th May from 7am to 7pm, and listeners were invited to call in with song requests in return for a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides supportive and end of life care for patients and families in West Surrey and North-East Hampshire, who are living with an advanced or terminal illness such as cancer.
As well as song dedications, Eagle held an online auction, offering prizes including a stay in a luxury ski lodge in the French Alps, a tour of the Silent Pool Gin Distillery for two, tickets to the musical 9 to 5 including a cast meet & greet, lunch for two at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire, and signed and framed pictures of celebrities including Roger Moore, Tim Peake and Hugh Jackman. The amount raised was boosted by local schools and businesses who held mufti days and cake sales, and a fantastic £3,000 was added by Paul Adams of Farnham accountants Branston Adams, and Jane Redhead of KallKwik Farnham, who organised a sponsored walk from Eagle Radio’s studios in Guildford to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham. They left just after 8am, after taking part in Eagle Radio’s Breakfast Show, and followed the North Downs Way to Farnham, stopping at a few chosen venues en route and carrying tins to collect the many donations they received from supporters along the way!
“We would like to say a big thank you to Eagle Radio for hosting this fantastic Radiothon,” said Peter Foxton, Director of Income Generation at Phyllis Tuckwell. “We are thrilled that it has raised a huge £24,000, enough to fund one of our specialist palliative care nurses for over six months. Our nurses care offer compassionate care to our patients at the Hospice in Farnham, Beacon Centre in Guildford, and in care homes and patients’ own homes, and provide emotional support for their families and carers too.”
Eagle Radio Content Director, Peter Gordon, said “We’re so pleased that so much has been raised so far for Phyllis Tuckwell – our listeners, once again, showed themselves to be the generous bunch they are and the organisation, quite rightly, is receiving a financial boost to help fund the amazing work they do.”
Eagle Radio will be continuing to raise funds for Phyllis Tuckwell throughout the year. If you would like to make a donation and support this vital local charity in its 40th anniversary year, please visit www.pth.org.uk/make-a-donation.