Volunteers Week 2019

Volunteers Week 2019

Between the 1st and 7th of June we celebrate Volunteers’ Week, a national week where we give recognition to all volunteers that work in many voluntary sectors, without you, many organizations, like ours would simply not exist.

Roch Valley Radio has over 50 volunteers that carry out numerous tasks, both on-air being a radio presenter to collecting music requests on the hospital wards, fundraising, attending bag packs, speaking to people in the community and more.

Throughout this week we’ll be posting interviews with volunteers so that they can tell you themselves, how great volunteering is.

If you’d like to get involved with us over the summer at a number of the events we’re attending, we’d love to have you come along.

You can contact us at volunteer@rochvalleyradio.org.uk

Thank you!

Quiz Night Fundraiser with Creative Living Centre

Quiz Night Fundraiser with Creative Living Centre

On Saturday 30th March, from 7pm onwards at St Michael’s Parish Hall, Whitefield, ‘The Friend’s Choir’ will perform Songs from the Shows for an hour followed by a Quiz Night hosted by Roch Valley Radio!

All in a good cause for raising money for Creative Living Centre, working together for mental wellbeing and to support Roch Valley Hospital and Community Radio. This is a ticketed event at £5.

Some of the prizes include:

Win a meal for two at the fantastic ANATOLIAN GRILL famous for its succulent Turkish food 


Win a meal for two at the at one of Whitefield’s finest the BLUE BAY RESTAURANT succulent Bangladeshi food.

Win tickets to watch the table climbing SHAKERS at Gigg Lane .

Win two tickets for the legendry WINE TASTING EVENT at ANATOLIAN GRILL ,Turkish WINES AT their best 


Win a bottle of ” HOUSE OF COMMONS WHISKY signed by a famous PRIME MINISTER 

Many other prizes coming in ready for the Big Draw at our fundraiser on the 30th March GET YOUR TICKETS NOW.

School Snow Closures

School Snow Closures

A number of schools across our local borough have closed today on Wednesday 30th January 2019 because of the weather.

Please use this page as a guide, you should confirm any closures via your schools website and social media channels.

Please check back regularly.


Falinge Park High School

St Cuthbert’s High School

Springside School

Castleton Primary School

Holy Trinity, Littleborough

St Edwards CE Primary School

St Gabriel’s RC Primary School

Hopwood Hall College

Redwood School

Sandbrook CPS


Tottington High School

Woodhey High School

St Gabriel’s High School

Elton High School

Tottington Primary School

Hazlehurst Primary School

Derby High School

Summerseat Primary School

Springside Primary School

Broadoak High School

Christ Church Walshaw Primary

St Monica’s High School

Gorsefield Primary School

St Andrew’s Primary School

Parrenthorn School

Stubbins Primary School

East Ward Primary School

Reddish Vale High School

Sunny Bank Primary School

Peel Brow Primary School

St Joseph’s Primary School

Hazlehurst Primary School

Spring Lane School

Ribble Drive Primary


Crompton House

Oldham College

The Blue Coat C.E. School

St Paul’s C.E. Primary School

Christ Church C.E. Primary School, Denshaw

Oasis Academy

Kingsland School


Abraham Moss School

Manchester Grammar School

Lostock College

Manchester High School for Girls

Manchester Vocational and Learning Academy

Cedar Mount Academy

Plymouth Grove Primary School

William Hulme’s Grammar School

Manchester Enterprise Academy

Trinity High

West Didsbury CE School

Manchester Academy

St Barnabas CE

St Peter’s RC High School

Melland High School

Connell Sixth Form College

Withington Girls’ School


Bowness Primary

Essa Academy

Smithills School

Ladybridge High School

Beacon Primary School

Lord’s School


Wellington School

St James and Emmanuel

Elmridge Primary

Trafford College

Flixton Girls School

Altrincham College of Arts

Acre Hall Primary

St Ambrose

Lime Tree Academy

Altrincham Girls Grammar


Tameside College

All Saints CC

Alder Community High

Russell Scott Primary


Fred Longworth High School


Oakwood Academy

Alder Brook Primary Partnership Centre

Harrop Fold School

Chatsworth High School