Prince Charles to go on airwaves to thank Lynn hospital radio volunteers
A programme recorded by the Prince of Wales to thank hospital radio stations for their support during the pandemic will be aired by Hospital Radio Lynn, on Sunday.
Prince Charles has recorded thanks to the radio volunteers for keeping communities connected and patients entertained.
“Music and Memories with the Prince of Wales”, to be broadcast at midday, features some of his favourite tracks from artists including The Three Degrees, Diana Ross and Barbara Streisand.
In the programme, he highlights the work volunteers of hospital, health, and wellbeing stations up and down the country have done over the last year and reminisces on key life memories where music plays a significant role.
He extends his thanks to NHS staff, and volunteers across the country, citing he has been “profoundly impressed by the dedication shown by NHS staff, marvelling time and time again at the sheer resilience and indomitable spirit shown by everyone throughout the pandemic.”
Chairman of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, Grant McNaughton said: “We are exceptionally grateful for HRH to recognise the dedication of volunteers across the UK who have continued to assist healthcare providers throughout these difficult times.
“Sometimes unrecognised, raising the awareness of hospital, health, and wellbeing radio as a key provider to the community is a challenge, but for our stations' dedication and their services to be recognised by HRH is truly amazing, and we are beyond grateful for his support.”
Ian Pinnell, Hospital Radio Lynn presenter and communications executive for HBA, added: “We’ve seen first-hand the outstanding work our member stations and their volunteers have done during these extraordinary times. We’re sure our listeners will enjoy the eclectic mix of music chosen by HRH.”
The Lynn News is a long-standing supporter of Hospital Radio Lynn, supplying it with the news bulletins that it broadcasts.