Laura Riddle and Liz Southall

A 60-hour broadcast by Nantwich and Crewe online station Redshift Radio has helped raise £850 for a new MRI scanner.

Redshift hosted the monster broadcast in May to boost the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity scanner appeal and Head Injured People (HIP) in Cheshire.

The event, which ran in association with the Crewe & Nantwich Weaver Rotary Club, featured dozens of shows.

These included ‘The Solicitor Showdown’ involving Hall Smith Whittingham and Hibberts Solicitors going head to head writing and reciting limericks, running around the block, making cakes and wearing ‘mad hair’ for the day.

Liz Southall, Redshift founder, said: “I am really proud of the RedShift Radio team, so many volunteers have been involved in either presenting or promoting our charity broadcast and they have really got stuck in to what was a tiring, yet really fun way to raise money.”

Charlotte Birch, the main organiser, said: “I loved being given the opportunity and responsibility to organise this event.

“It has confirmed to me that after three years of volunteering at RedShift I really want to go into event management and am so happy there is now a strong possibility for me to undertake that at RedShift Radio now I have finished my college course.”

The event also involved the grand final of The Bigger Picture – a feature that ran on the Geoff Etherton Show, The Bigger Picture.

Clare Emerton, charity fundraiser and coordinator for HIP, said: “Almost 2,500 people a year in Cheshire suffer a head injury, so we’re extremely grateful for the support from the public so far to help our fundraising efforts.”

Laura Riddle, charity manager for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity, added: “We’d like to thank RedShift and Rotary for choosing the MRI Scanner Appeal as a beneficiary of the broadcast.

“It’s great to see so many people get behind the MRI Scanner Appeal, support their local community and contribute to the £1 million we need for a new MRI Scanner.”

(Pic: Laura Riddle, left, and Liz Southall)

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