This May GTFM celebrates its 12th birthday by
teaming up with
local breast cancer support charity Rhondda Breast Friends to host our
biggest ever charity fundraising event, a live 75 hour marathon
Starting at on Friday 30th May and
running until on Monday 2nd June, presenters Mark Andrews, Gavin Powell & Geoff Davies will attempt to broadcast LIVE,
non-stop, throughout the weekend, to raise vital funds for the two local
charities, assisted by the usual presenters of the different timeslots they will pass through.
number of local businesses and organisations are already involved and
there's room for lots more!. One way is by donating £50 to
exclusively sponsor part of the
broadcast. Other activities including an RBF coffee morning (Fri 30th)
and charity bucket
collections at local supermarkets, plus an on-air auction of donated
goods, various special guests, interviews and live performances.
GTFM Station Manager Terry Mann
community service organisations and charities, GTFM is having to raise a lot
more of the money it needs to continue broadcasting these days through its own
fund raising efforts, following cuts in Government funding.
So this Marathon broadcast seems an excellent way to
do just that - as well as celebrate our 12th birthday. And we are
absolutely delighted to be teaming up Rhondda Breast Friends, a most deserving
and 100% local charity, which provides immensely valuable support to people
facing some of life's most difficult challenges"
Rhondda Breast Friends Centre Manager Christina Ryan says:
“RBF are delighted
that GTFM has chosen us to partner them for their forthcoming “75 hour
Radiothon” at the end of May. We are all very excited to be part of their
latest fundraising venture…and we look forward to helping them raise as much
money as they can.GTFM has supported Rhondda
Breast Friends since we first launched the charity in 2006, now it’s our turn
to give something back. Good luck with the event from all