MP visits City Radio to celebrate Lottery award

December 17, 2010 11:49 AM

HuppertVolunteers at Cambridge City Radio are celebrating a major funding boost from the Awards for All Lottery grants scheme. The station was visited on Thursday by Julian Huppert MP to see Sara Betsworth, Big Lottery Fund's Head of the East of England region present the team with a cheque for £9,976.

Cambridge City Radio, based in Citylife House in Sturton Street, currently broadcasts digital programmes seven days a week, but will use the grant to run a series of FM broadcasts in the New Year focusing on local issues and events, including the 2011 Mill Road Winter Fair.

Julian Huppert said "I am delighted that Cambridge City Radio has received this award; it is richly deserved. The station has made a valuable contribution to the community in a short time and I wish it every success for the future."

Station Manager, Brian O'Reilly added: "This is the perfect Christmas present. We are all absolutely delighted that we will now be able to reach a new audience in the community, and really expand our current recruitment and training programmes. We are always keen to hear from people who want to get involved, whether or not they have a background in radio."

Sara Betsworth, Big Lottery Fund's Head of the East of England region was thrilled to present the Awards for All cheque.

She said: "This is fantastic news for listeners across Cambridge who will be able to experience a dedicated service that caters exclusively for the local community. This is a great example of what can be achieved with a modest amount of funding and a lot of hard work and I look forward to tuning in in the New Year."

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