Shoppers support Horton General Hospital thanks to Radio Horton

John, Maria and Lolah present Yolanda Jacob with cheque for the Horton General Hospital

Radio Horton has donated £400 to the Horton General Hospital after another successful festive season of fundraising at two Banbury supermarkets.

Banbury’s hospital radio station held its twenty-sixth Christmas fundraiser at the Sainsbury’s supermarket on Oxford Road, with an additional collection held at Morrison’s. Traditionally, Radio Horton has donated proceeds from its Christmas fundraising activities to the Horton General Hospital‘s charitable fund, which will assist the hospital in financing future projects and sourcing new equipment.

Amongst the members entertaining shoppers at Sainsbury’s were John & Maria Mayo, who presented the cheque to the hospital’s Fundraising & Projects Manager, Yolanda Jacob. John Mayo commented: “My wife and I, along with our dog, Lolah are very privileged to present the cheque to the Horton General Hospital. I have been involved with the station for over twenty years and was joined by Maria in 2009. We both enjoy Radio Horton, and if we can make a difference to one person’s stay in hospital, we have done our job.

Yolanda added: “A huge thank you to Radio Horton for their kind donation and for everything that they do for the Horton General Hospital, it really is appreciated.

Radio Horton, which celebrates 53 years of broadcasting in July, has been raising funds for the hospital at Sainsbury’s for almost 30 years. To date, combined with other events, the local community has helped Radio Horton raise more than £26,000 for the Horton Hospital.

The support of Banbury’s local supermarkets is imperative to the station’s fundraising efforts. Sainsbury’s store Manager, Nick Rusher told Radio Horton: “A great commitment from the Radio Horton team spending a day at our store over Christmas, not always in great weather, raising £400 for the Horton Hospital. Once again fantastic support from our customers and colleagues, a truly fantastic local community coming together.

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