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We did it!
October 21, 2016
Two Radio Clatterbridge presenters are celebrating after broadcasting non-stop for 20 hours for breast cancer awareness month.
At 1am on Friday, weary-sounding Coffee Club hosts Ian Grant and Helen Sestan celebrated successfully presenting every programme for 20 hours.
The pair, who work at Asda in Arrowe Park and Bromborough, wanted to mark the the 20th anniversary of the supermarket’s Tickled Pink campaign and our 65th birthday.
The mammoth broadcast was filled with special guests, including Birkenhead-born comedian Pauline Daniels who shared her story about fighting off breast cancer.
“We could stay here. We’re just warming up!” – Presenter Helen Sestan
Patients and hospital staff also heard various myths about breast cancer dispelled.
Ian and Helen wore a different pink-themed outfit for every hour of their challenge.
The pair also dedicated an hour of the live broadcast to music from 1951 and 1996 – the respective years when Radio Clatterbridge and Tickled Pink launched.
Ian joined the station 13 years ago while trying to drum up support for the annual breast cancer fundraiser.
“I thought I’d get to nine or ten o’clock and want to close my eyes but I think it’s just the adrenaline of today. It’s been great. Thanks to all of our listeners and all of our guests.” – Presenter Ian Grant
The pair signing off just before 1am with the Vanessa Williams song Save The Best For Last.