In aid of
Irish Wheelchair Association, Jigsaw & North West Breast Centre
Due to Covid 19, Highland Radio has decided it would be best to defer the charity fundraising element of our birthday celebrations which were due to commence tomorrow and continue throughout the weekend.
A new date will be announced as soon as the situation becomes clearer.
Highland Radio is marking its 30th year on air by partnering up with three local charities in its ‘30 for 30’ fundraising drive.
Over the year, the station will be running a number of events with a view towards raising at least €30,000 to be split between Jigsaw Donegal, Irish Wheelchair Association and North West Breast Centre.
Speaking during the launch of the campaign, Highland Radio CEO Fionnuala Rabbitt said: ‘Over the last 30 years, Highland Radio has had the pleasure of highlighting and supporting the amazing work of charities and groups who work with those in need in Donegal and now as part of our anniversary celebrations we are delighted to launch this initiative to financially support some of that work’. She added; ‘the exciting details of our fundraising events will be revealed shortly’.
One of the benefitting organisations, Jigsaw Donegal provides a free confidential mental health support service for young people aged 15–25. They also provide advice, support and guidance for parents, family members, friends and other professionals worried about a young person in their lives.
Damien Coyle, Service Manager, Jigsaw Donegal said ‘We are so genuinely honoured and delighted that Highland Radio has selected us to be one of their ‘30 for 30’ charities. The funds that they will raise will be vital in helping us develop the supports we provide to young people, their families and communities across Donegal’.
Irish Wheelchair Association, Head of Fundraising, Sarah Joyce says; “Irish Wheelchair Association is very excited to be chosen as one of Highland Radio’s charity partners as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations. 2020 also marks Irish Wheelchair Association’s 60th Anniversary. The opportunity to work with Highland Radio will not only assist with raising vital funds locally but also highlight the challenges for people with physical disabilities to all their listenership.’
3,410 patients attended Breast Centre North West in 2018, it is the third charity to partner with Highland Radio in the ‘30 for 30’ fundraising programme. Money raised for the Breast Fund will help Breast Centre North West continue to engage in patient focused research. The overall aim of the research is to ultimately improve the outcomes for women (and occasionally men) who may be or have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Highland Radio have many fundraising events planned throughout 2020 starting with the Big Birthday Broadcast on Friday March 13th. For more details check out highlandradio.com.