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Radio Fox refurbishment – It’s happening!

17 July 2018 – In 2016 Radio Fox began a dedicated fundraising drive to buy a new audio desk and refurbish our main studio. You might have thought it had gone quiet since we reached our target and maybe you thought nothing had been happening.  How wrong can you be?

Our engineering team have been very busy every week since we reached our target.  Much tea has been drunk, plans have been drawn, new wall coverings applied, old floors resurfaced and new carpet laid, new lighting installed, new electric wiring and services, new computer wiring and services fitted.  Through the sweltering heat of the summer the team have been sawing, drilling, sanding, wiring, gluing, spraying, staining, varnishing, painting, sweating chiseling, hammering, and tea drinking.

The first thing we bought was the new audio desk although it will be the last thing to be needed in the refurbishment.  Currently the team have taken delivery of new furniture and are in the process of planning the layout of the new studio. So next we’ll be putting our carpenters hat’s on and getting out the hammer and nails.

At some point in the coming months everything will be completed and then we will be holding a grand opening and party for the new studio and inviting all the friends and benefactors of Radio Fox to celebrate.  Keep your eyes on this website for the big reveal.

It couldn’t have been done without the many individuals, organisations, and businesses of Leicester and Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare.

You’ll notice there are no photos here, that’s because we’re keeping it all under wraps until the great reveal.

NHS70: Celebrating 70 years of the NHS – NHS Voices

1 July 2018 – Radio Fox and all Hospital Radio stations across the UK have been asked by the team at NHS Voices if we can support their song which is being released on Friday 6th July to celebrate the NHS70 anniversary. On ITV1 on Wednesday 4th July at 9pm on there will be an attempt at a world record for the biggest singalong. Please tune in on the night and be part of this record breaking attempt.

NHS Voices brings together superstar singers and healthcare heroes to create a special single that marks the 70th birthday of the NHS. Created by a team of NHS employees, this anniversary anthem gives everyone a chance to celebrate the dedication of healthcare staff. The choir have recorded the Beatles song, With A Little Help From My Friends. 2 years ago, the choir had a Christmas No 1, and the same choir (from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust) plus a collection of famous voices who will be joining them on the night, including Blue, Alexandra Burke and Tony Hadley. To be screened on ITV1 on Wednesday 4th July at 9pm on there will be an attempt at a world record for the biggest singalong. The event is also supported by other famous musicians. Be sure to tune in on the night. ITV will be releasing details of the huge nationwide singalong to launch the single shortly.

The single With A Little Help From My Friends will then be released on 6th July 2018 to celebrate NHS70, and all proceeds will go to NHS Charities Together. Radio Fox would like all its members and many friends in Leicestershire to support this event.

 

Are you an former pupil of The Children’s Hospital School Leicester?

25 June 2018 – The Children’s Hospital School Leicester will be celebrating its 70th anniversary celebrations in 2019. As part of the celebrations The Hospital School are looking find pupils who used to attend the  Children’s Hospital School Leicester, so we can invite them to join in our 70th anniversary celebrations.

The school was started by a teacher with four fold up chairs, in the oxygen room at Leicester’s General hospital in 1949. Since then, thousands of children from Leicestershire and Rutland, who were too poorly to attend mainstream schools, have been taught by our school either while they’re in hospital, at our special day school or at home 25 June 2018 –.

If you or a family member attended the Children’s Hospital School please get in touch on the following email address:  rbean@childrenshospitalschool.leicester.sch.uk

NHS70: Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

25 June 2018 – The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5th July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out. This year is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, and more particularly, what we have achieved, those who have learnt and worked here, and those we have cared for at the three hospitals in Leicester. Nationally, over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and well being of the nation, providing free high quality health care for all which has subsequently made it the envy of the world.

In Leicester we are holding our Big 7-Tea Party on 5th July at Devonshire Place and an event for families we’re working on with the University of Leicester – a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. See our poster.

The University of Leicester and the local NHS Trusts it works with every day would like to invite the Leicester community to attend a FREE Family Day at the University’s main campus. We would like to raise awareness about the NHS and its wonderful gift to us, and encourage our children – the next generation – to value our healthcare system and support the NHS as it goes forward.

Children and their favorite stuffed animals are invited to join us for a Teddy Bear Clinic, a fun event that helps educate children about what happens at the doctor’s office.
Each child’s stuffed animal is checked-in, then children take their animals in to meet with a medical student doctor  for a check-up. Medical students will also be running mini-health checks for the teddies owners and their parents.

Are you a Leicester Baby we’re looking for your baby photos.  NHS70: Share your stories! To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, we are asking you all to share your stories with the Hospitals!

The event will also have stalls and demonstrations from the following:

The Leicestershire Partnership Trust will talk about child health and safety, as well as do paediatric first aid demonstrations and give talks on nutrition.

University Hospitals Leicester will demonstrate the fun in science, and have clinicians and experts from Paediatrics and the Children’s Hospital.

Performances from STARS Youth Choir

Checks from the Leicester Diabetes Centre

Juicing and smoothie demonstrations from Together Against Cancer

CPR training from HeartWize

Relaxation and well-being in children workshops from the Wellbeing Crew

Alice in Wonderland performing acts from Enter Edem

Arts and crafts from the Creation Station – worry dolls, play d’oh healthy pizza, pasta skeletons, foot and hand-print fruit and vegetable characters.

Bouncy castles – one for under 5s and one for over

Leicester University Community First Responders will be there giving defibrillator training.

Outreach activities like ‘Brain Hats’ and ‘Heart Pumps’.

Stalls and activities from charities like: Rainbows Children’s Hospice; The Children’s Cancer Leukemia Group, Leicester Hospitals Charity Children’s appeal, the Way of the Horse, LAMP, and Leicester Marrow society

Catering will be provided by:

The Real Junkfood Project

Picks Organic Farm

JKM Hot Potato

Tilly’s Mobile VW Ice Cream Parlour

Free parking will be available in the Welford Road car-park.

Entry is free, but we will ask visitors to donate whatever they like towards the Children’s Hospital appeal.

                         

 

 

It’s Volunteers Week – 1st to 7th June 2018. 

2 June 2018 – Volunteers’ Week is a chance to be part of the UK’s biggest celebration of volunteering, recognising the contribution of 23 million people who volunteer in their communities across the UK.

Volunteers’ Week is a long-standing, popular event in the voluntary sector, established in 1984. It is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of events across the UK. These events showcase and celebrate volunteers and the contribution volunteering makes in our communities.

University Hospitals of Leicester are celebrating Volunteers Week 2018 between 1-7 June and asking staff & patients alike to say thanks to our volunteers for all they do. The week culminates with the Volunteer Thank You Event for all UHL volunteers.

Every member of Radio Fox is a volunteer who donates their time, talent and expertise for free to run Radio Fox for the benefit of patients and staff of the Leicester Royal Infirmary and The Glenfield Hospital.

Radio Fox supports Dystonia Awareness Week 2018

04 May 2018 – Radio Fox supports Dystonia Awareness week 2018 from 5th to the 13th May.

Dystonia, estimated to affect at least 70,000 people in the UK across all generations from childhood upwards, is a very painful, debilitating and disabling disorder, however it lacks awareness among the general public and medical professionals. Dystonia Awareness Week is all about raising awareness of dystonia and there are many ways to get involved.

The Dystonia Society was established in 1983 by a small group of people affected by dystonia, with the support of the late Professor David Marsden. The Society was established to promote the welfare of people who are affected by any form of the neurological movement disorder known as dystonia. The Society aims to do this by promoting awareness of the disorder, by supporting research and by undertaking welfare initiatives. It does this on a national level and through its network of local support groups.

Dystonia on Facebook

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Coming soon to a hospital near you. The Radio Fox 30th Birthday Party.

11 Apr 2018 – On 23rd April 2018 Radio Fox will be 30 years old. We’re not looking bad for our age and we’re still as trendy as ever.

Somehow the registered charity Radio Fox has survived 30 years without any official funding.  Recently after 2 years of fundraising by our members we are currently refurbishing our main studio and we want to celebrate our 30th birthday.  On Sunday 22nd April there will be a whole day of 30th birthday broadcasting, from 8am until after midnight see our Birthday Schedule. Over all those years since Radio Fox began many many volunteer presenters have visited and entertained the patients of the Leicester Royal Infirmary and The Glenfield Hospital, and we still do today.  

We may be an oldie but we have kept up with new technology. Nowadays anyone on planet Earth can Listen Live to Radio Fox from home via their PC, tablet, phone, internet radio, or laptop.  Also these days we have our catch up service where anyone can Listen Again to your favourite shows and presenters. Whether you wish to Listen Live or Listen Again our entire service is FREE both to the patients and listeners at home on the internet. With no advertisements and enthusiastic volunteer presenters who love to entertain the patients, what’s not to like…  

Graham Coley, founding Member of Radio Fox, has died aged 61

10 Apr 2018 – Radio Fox would not exist with out the hard work and dedication of Graham.  All our thoughts are with his Family.

 

Read more about Graham in the Leicester Mercury feature….

Radio Fox supports Dyslexia Awareness week 2017

02 Oct 2017 – Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October is Dyslexia Awareness week 2017.

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the ability to learn to read and spell. It often runs in families and stems from a difficulty in processing the sounds in words. Some 10% of the UK population are affected.

Daily themes will be re-enforcing the Aims of the British Dyslexia Association taking one aim each day. From Monday to Friday 5 themes are being promoted. #positivedyslexia2017

Monday 2nd Oct –  Early Identification

Tuesday 3rd Oct – Appropriate Teaching Provision

Wednesday 4th Oct – Appropriate Assessments

Thursday 5th Oct – Reasonable Adjustments

Friday 6th Oct – Raising Dyslexia Awareness

For detailed information about Dyslexia Awareness week 2017 click the link.

Radio Fox In The Community

29 August 2014 – Come along and join in the fun with Radio Fox at the following events.

Saturday 30th August will see Radio Fox at The Syston Carnival playing music (of course) and providing the announcements for a great family day out.  The following Sunday 7th September will find us at The Knighton Park Family Fun Day.  There will be plenty to see and do all day.  So come along and meet some of our presenters, see if we really have got “faces for radio”…..

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