Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells has launched an appeal to “Save Our Service” to try and raise additional funds to enable the service to continue. Since 2011 when the old Kent & Sussex Hospital closed, the team have been running their service from rented accommodation.

Volunteers have been busy increasing their fundraising, however there has been a shortfall of about £3000 a year for the past 5 years. Up up to now this has been covered by using savings the charity had  built up in the years prior to the old hospital closing. However these savings are now rapidly running out and unless additional funding can be found the charity will need to give up the lease on the premises they now occupy in September 2017.

The team are busy arranging a Big SOS Broadcast which will take place over the Christmas & New Year period. They are planning to broadcast LIVE shows for 100 hours and try to get it sponsored. The broadcast will be available online via the charity’s website at www.hrtw.org.uk and also on the Tune In App starting at 12 noon on December 28th until 4pm on January 1st 2017. Other HR stations are invited to contact the team and join in with messages of support. Please call 01892 528 528 or e-mail studio@hrtw.org.uk to arrange a link up during the event.