Roch Valley Radio’s first Christmas Fair Success!

Roch Valley Radio’s first Christmas Fair Success!
On Sunday 9th December the team at Roch Valley Radio, which serves the local hospitals and community in Rochdale and Bury, hosted their very first Festive Christmas Fair to raise essential funds to keep the station on-air and to develop the services it provides.
With over 25 stalls from local traders and other local community organisations made the day a great success where the station raised over £600.00. The money raised will go towards the on-going fees required to keep the station on-air such as music licenses and royalties.
David Murphy, the Chairman, added “Volunteers work at the station 365 days a year providing a lifeline to patients and the surrounding community, it was a fantastic day and great to see so many faces coming to the Christmas Fair to support the work that we do. We hope it was an enjoyable event for all those that attended and the funds raised will ensure that we can continue this service.”
The radio channel is loved by hospital patients, staff and visitors and can be accessed by patients for FREE at their bedside, an alternative for paying for the TV service while staying in the hospital. Patients and family can ring the station on 0161 764 9200 to request songs and dedications.
Further information about the radio station and the services it provides, or if you have an interest or would like to delve into a volunteering role can be found on the website at

Tim Moore interviewed Bury Council leader Rishi Shori

Tim Moore interviewed Bury Council leader Rishi Shori

Councillor Shori has been the leader of Bury Council for 18 Months and we discussed the borough-wide issues he has had to address in his time in office.

We spoke at length about his desire to improve the environmental health of Bury, including his involvement in the big clean switch campaign a UK first scheme being piloted in Manchester which aims to get people to swap to clean energy tariffs and the Environmental engagement events which are coming up over the next few months.

We also put to rights the best way to fill in potholes and even got a worldwide exclusive.


You can also listen again to the programme below;

Girl Guiding Lancashire South East Interview

Girl Guiding Lancashire South East Interview

Laura Beth interviewed Louise Cope and Girlguiding spokesperson Ellie Scales from Girl Guiding Lancashire South East

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, with more than half a million members. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, they are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

If you wish to contact them use the below details

Interview with Aaron Doherty an ambassador of the After Hate Organisation

Interview with Aaron Doherty an ambassador of the After Hate Organisation

After Hate is part of Preston-based, volunteer-led, social enterprise Global Amigos. They originally formed to encourage victims to report incidents of hate and, whilst researching the issue of hate crime, and learning of the statistics ourselves, they decided to invest in developing a broader platform which would be accessible from across the UK irrespective of the prejudice and regardless of it being based on sexuality, race, religion, disability or gender identity

If you wish to contact the organisation use the below details:

Crossroads Together Interview

Crossroads Together Interview

Tim Moore interviewed Paul Parlby, Chief Executive officer for Crossroads Together

Crossroads together offer support to hundreds of families across Greater Manchester by offering practical care and support in the home, this can be from an hour to an overnight, weekends or a full week’s support 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

During visits they can help with preparation of meals, feeding, washing and bathing and help with some light domestic tasks. All staff are also trained in prompting and giving medication and are also trained in specialist health tasks. Staff are also trained to take you and or your loved one out into the community to do the things they like to do for example visit a park, attend a community event, go to the cinema or attend a doctor/hospital appointment.

They can also help with temporary support through a period of convalescence or recuperation when returning from hospital; providing intensive support to help with re-enablement.


If you wish to contact the organisation using the below details

Crossroads Together Helpline

Telephone      0161 905 1986

Head Office – Bolton

Telephone      01204 365025



We also played some great music in between chatting ranging from Kool and the Gang to The Cult