Ian Grant is Tickled Pink with Helen Sestan

Station takeover for breast cancer

Radio Clatterbridge is being taken over for the day as part of breast cancer awareness month.

Coffee Club presenters Ian Grant and Helen Sestan will be hosting every programme from 5am on Thursday to 1am the next morning.

The volunteers, who work at Asda in Arrowe Park and Bromborough, wanted to mark the station’s 65th birthday and the 20th anniversary of the supermarket’s Tickled Pink campaign.

Ian first joined Radio Clatterbridge while promoting a CD single raising funds for Tickled Pink.

“I got involved with Radio Clatterbridge while publicising our fundraising for breast cancer. 13 years on, it seems a good opportunity to celebrate the great work of Tickled Pink and Radio Clatterbridge.” – Ian Grant, Presenter

Ian and Helen will be donning their pyjamas for Light And Early, before changing into something more respectable as they welcome a variety of special guests throughout the day.

Comedian Pauline Daniels, who fought off breast cancer after she was diagnosed in 2013, will be amongst those calling in to the studios.

“I’m sure it won’t be easy to sound chirpy and entertaining after 20 hours on the air but when you speak to people who have been through treatment for breast cancer you understand what real stamina is. This is just our way of showing our support and saying thank you to all of those who have supported these wonderful charities over the years.” – Helen Sestan

The pair will dedicate an hour of the mammoth broadcast to music from 1951 and 1996 – the respective years when Radio Clatterbridge and Tickled Pink launched.

You can follow their progress on air and online and help by sending them messages of support.