Fundraising & Donations

Radio Horton is a registered charity and we are very grateful for the generosity and support of the community of Banbury and members of the public who contribute or assist us through donations, fundraising and sponsorship.

The station broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year and is staffed by volunteers. Radio Horton does not receive any funding from the NHS or Government so we rely on donations and support from the community to continue to provide a vital service to patients and people living in residential care. It costs on average of £4,000.00 per year to run Radio Horton. Any donations received are very much appreciated!

Donations will go towards the running costs of the station, including the maintenance of studios, our broadcasting licenses, insurance, production and provision of audio and music, upkeep and maintenance of our outside broadcast vehicle and equipment used at community events, as well as a whole host of other areas.

UK taxpayers are also eligible for Gift Aid, a Government initiative that increases the value of any donations to Radio Horton, allowing us to reclaim basic rate tax on a donation made to us. Find out more about Gift Aid on the Gov.uk website.

If you would like to assist with our fundraising efforts, whether through holding a self-sponsored fundraiser, event or campaigning/promoting the positive work of Radio Horton, we would love to hear from you. We would be glad to help in any way possible, in providing you with promotional tools and on-air interviews, or online press coverage to raise awareness of your projects and activities. Please contact us.

Please see below the various mediums which you can use to help raise funds for Radio Horton.

Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving

You can now donate or fundraise for Radio Horton online via Virgin Money Giving, a not-for-profit, online fundraising service for UK charities. The service provides a secure, easy-to-use way for millions of people to raise money for their favourite charity.

Donations made by UK taxpayers are also eligible for Gift Aid, a Government initiative that increases the value of any donations to Radio Horton, allowing us to reclaim basic rate tax on a donation made to us. If you are a UK taxpayer, be sure to tick the box that says “I want to Gift Aid this donation“.

Easy Fundraising Logo

Easy Fundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your holiday, you could be raising free donations for Radio Horton with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is visit easyfundraising whenever you shop online, select Radio Horton as your charity and shop with your favourite retailers.

Cherwell Lottery

Cherwell Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Cherwell. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit Cherwell and its residents. Play the lottery, support Cherwell – it’s that simple!

Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week. Each ticket has a one in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery.

Purchase your ticket and find more information on the Cherwell Lottery website.

Good Thyngs

Good Thyngs is a service operated by Thyngs that lets donors support a charity simply by scanning a special code with their smartphone, using mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal to donate quickly and easily, and add Gift Aid declarations without having to type in their contact details.

GoodThyngs QR Code

To donate using GoodThyngs, simply scan the QR Code using your smart phone or click the button below to make a payment.

New for 2020: Radio Horton's new magazine

Our Magazine

Pick up a free copy of our magazine from many static locations in the Horton General Hospital or at local doctors surgeries, health centres and dental waiting rooms in Banburyshire. We can also post a copy to you.

Although we cannot endorse advertisers or commercial businesses, by supporting the advertisers in the magazine, you’ll also be helping Radio Horton to raise funds.

Cash & Cheques

Bank Transfer, Cash & Cheques

We can also receive conventional donations through BACS, cash & cheques. Please note we can only accept cash at Community Events, do not send cash by post.

Cheques can be made payable to Radio Horton and sent to the Treasurer, Radio Horton, Horton General Hospital, Banbury, OX16 9AL.

Please email us for our BACS details.