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Radio Clatterbridge has made a surprise visit to mark the retirement of one of the health park's most popular characters. As commissionaire of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Ted Dillon has become one of the most recognisable people to staff, patients and visitors.
A Merseyside student, who mistook cancer symptoms as a sign of pregnancy, has praised staff at Clatterbridge for looking after her and given her support to other young patients. Becky Brothwood hit the headlines around the country after revealing the hormones in her body made a pregnancy test wrongly return a positive result.
When Sasha Mathias started working at Maggie's Centres this week, little did she know one of her first duties would be to go live on the radio! The fundraiser joined new colleague Steph de Jonge in the studio to talk about the work of the Clatterbridge-based charity.
Founded in 1951, Radio Clatterbridge is one of the oldest hospital radio stations in the world. We are a registered charity run entirely by volunteers dedicated to providing an around-the-clock service of music, entertainment and information to patients, staff and visitors to Clatterbridge Health Park, Wirral, UK.
We need about thirty people to continue operating at our current level. People can volunteer to take part in any aspect of station life. People give up their spare time to present, assist on programmes, report on sporting events, visit the wards and collect requests, and catalogue music in the record library.
Radio Clatterbridge is run by an annually-elected Executive Committee.
It is the Chairman's responsibility to preside over any Committee or Station meetings. The Chairman also has the casting vote on any contentious issue. This position is currently held by Steve Evans.
The Treasurer keeps a check of the station's income and outgoings and looks after all financial matters. Dave Harvey is the present Treasurer.
The PC is in charge of schedules and the overall sound of the station. It is also their responsibility to keep Radio Clatterbridge on air over holiday periods and when people are away. Paul Johnston currently holds the position.