York & North Yorkshire’s number one commercial radio station, Minster FM, is on a mission to collect old pound coins on Friday 26th May. The old coins will cease to be legal tender by the end of October so the station is asking us to ‘ditch’ an old coin as they take a cue from Harry Potter with a fundraising day called Quid-ditch! All money raised will be split between the Dementia Appeal at York District Hospital and St Leonard’s Hospice.
Between 9am and 4pm Minster FM’s entire staff will devote themselves to raising money for the two charities as part of Local Radio Day, an annual celebration of proper local radio. The station’s staff will be touring York and the towns of North Yorkshire collecting pounds and broadcasting from as many locations as possible. Businesses are being encouraged to ask their staff to bring a pound to work to donate to the appeal and in return Minster FM will broadcast from as many businesses and organisations as possible as they collect the coins.
“We’re hoping to make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia, or who depend upon St Leonard’s Hospice this Local Radio Day,” said David Green, Content Director of Minster FM, “as such we’ve voted our entire team over to the cause, ensuring we cover as much ground as possible.”
Businesses and organisations are encouraged who wish to take part are invited to register on Minster FM’s website at www.minsterfm.com to ensure their donations are collected on the day.