(by editorial board, Charity Today, 01.06.2020)
A charity radio station which has seen its presenters broadcasting from improvised studios in their homes has been given a £1,000 boost by Harrogate Freemasons.
When the Coronavirus barred access to the wards of Harrogate District Hospital to all but patients and essential staff, its volunteer-led radio station moved its operation offsite.
Thanks to technology, a total of three makeshift studios were created in the homes of Harrogate Hospital Radio members – ensuring shows will go on, 24 hours a day!
And now with a £1,000 donation, the society has been able to purchase the necessary equipment to allow more presenters to broadcast from home.
The money has come courtesy of the Freemasons Province of Yorkshire West Riding’s Provincial Grand Master’s Fund, after being put forward for a grant by the members of Harlow Lodge, which meets at Harrogate Masonic Hall.
Each year, the fund distributes £200,000 to good causes around the …