New Year, New Volunteer: Radio Horton Appeals for Ward Visitors

Horton General Hospital

Banbury’s hospital broadcasting service, Radio Horton is appealing for new volunteers to come forward to assist with visiting and spending time with patients at the Horton General Hospital, collecting music requests for its weekday evening request programmes. The appeal comes following incumbent volunteer ward visitor sickness or holiday and the station is now unable to fulfil its ward visiting rounds…

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Royal recognition for former Radio Horton volunteers

Two former volunteers of Banbury’s hospital radio station were recently invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace to rub shoulders with members of the Royal Family, together with more than 5000 delegates, in recognition for their contribution to the voluntary sector. Now heard on community radio, Stewart Green and Ian Fleming have built up a combined experience of more…

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Why hospital radio volunteers still play a crucial role

Why hospital radio volunteers are crucial-Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week (1st-7th June) is an annual celebration organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and recognises the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the country. Yet in the current society, with so many organisations needing the support of volunteers to survive, what makes people choose hospital radio? Banbury’s hospital radio station, Radio Horton first launched…

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A Call for ward visitors

Horton General Hospital Outpatients Entrance

Do you enjoy chatting to people and have an interest in music? If yes, and you have a couple of hours to spare on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, then Radio Horton would love to hear from you. Broadcasting for over 52 years, Radio Horton is always looking to add to our ward visiting team. The station’s volunteers visit the wards at…

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