The website you're looking at now is brand new, and so we hope you like it. It's designed to be all fancy and modern, which is funny really - as our charity is nothing like that at all!
In fact, we specialise in good old-fashioned radio: a warm welcome and a great choice of music! We do this around the clock, and it's all run entirely by volunteers.
We've been broadcasting to listeners in our local hospitals since 1972, when our service was called Radio Boscombe. Since then, we've grown and expanded in all sorts of ways. And the latest step in this growth is this new site. You can tune in online, of course, and find out more about how you can support us, or get involved as a volunteer. We'd love to hear from you!
Penny started volunteering with us in 1980; she is a grandmother and lay preacher, and has a Long Service Certificate from The Hospital Broadcasting Association.
Musically, Penny likes pretty well anything with a good melody somewhere in it, although she is not so keen on screeching sopranos in opera!
Being part of a working radio station offers you a unique and rewarding experience, with no minimum commitment. We'll give you the training and support you need, and all we ask of you is that you give whatever time you can, whenever you can.
You also don't need to have any prior experience in broadcasting or charity work - just an eagerness to learn and an enthusiasm to get involved. It may be a cliché, but it's true of volunteering at HRB: the more you put into it, the more you get out of it!
You can get involved in many different areas of our association. As long as you're aged 18 or over, are willing and able to subscribe to Friends of HRB (which means donating £2 per month), and agree to undergo a DBS check (which we organise for you free of charge), we'd love to hear from you!Get in touch
We raise funds in many different ways and means: we welcome donations at our many local events, we regularly organise raffles, and we host fundraising events such as our annual Quiz Night, hosted by Alan Dedicoat.
At the core of all of this activity, we run a regular-donation fundraising scheme. It's called Friends of HRB, and we would love you to join.
Just £2 per month will make a huge difference to our charity; allowing us to continually improve the service we offer to patients in our local hospitals, as well as their friends and relatives in the local community.Support
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