Formark Scaffolding is running an appeal for old mobile phones to help raise £50,000 for the UK’s leading hospital radio station.
Radio Marsden’s mascot turned up at our main yard in Surrey along with the station’s Chairman Jason Reynolds to launch the appeal along with Formark’s Managing Director Mark Coote and Finance Director Mark Endersby.
The charity run radio station has broadcast to patients at the world-renowned Royal Marsden cancer hospitals in London and Surrey for more than 40-years, but unless it replaces ageing studio equipment the station will go off-air permanently. So to help mark our 21st anniversary as an independent scaffolding contractor we are encouraging construction companies and contractors throughout London and the south-east to put up a poster, provide a collection box and send the phones on to us so that we can recycle them to raise cash for the charity.
When you experience or hear about the fantastic work the radio station does at the Royal Marsden and the support it gives to cancer sufferers, their families and friends, it’s unthinkable that such a well-loved and well-known charity should be in financial difficulty. But although it broadcasts to patients and on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the station does not receive any grants or funding from the hospital, the NHS or the Government, so relies entirely on donations and fund-raising to run the service.
For a poster or further information call Formark Marketing on 07753 374628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
And thanks to ScaffMag for supporting our initiative – see http://scaffmag.com/2013/10/scaffolding-company-launches-charity-initiative/