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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.

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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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