Sheppey FM Community Radio Receives Training Grant

Donations With A Difference has provided a grant of £1,450 to help the disadvantaged with training and job opportunities at a new community FM radio station. Radio Sheppey FM Community Radio launched on FM radio (92.2FM) last month after a successful period on Internet radio. They currently have 20 young volunteers, some from local schools seeking work experience, and many will progress to hosting their own shows.

The Radio station focus on providing training and voluntary opportunities to local people of all ages that are physically or mentally disadvantaged causing their social isolation. They currently have presenters that suffer from Parkinsons or Dementia, are wheelchair users or stroke victims, in remission from cancer or fighting depression. Others have severity of autism or Asperger syndrome. The project raises their aspirations, develops their life skills and greatly increases their self-confidence, esteem and motivation.

Donations With A Difference has given a much welcomed donation of £1,450 to the project. A further £800 was contributed by the Sheppey Rotary Club and Round Table.

Nigel Martin, CEO for the radio station said, “This is the second time Donations With A Difference have donated to us and we are hugely grateful for their continued support’.

For more information on the project, call Julie Nicholls on 01795 664499.