How does Bedrock fund the hospital radio services?
Firstly, Bedrock receives NO funding from the NHS or other government sources, It’s a common misconception, but it’s true we get no funding from the NHS, we are totally funded on donations from the public & private local companies. It’s our members that actively participate in fundraising activities to keep us running.
Bedrock have a Public Address system to hire, complete with a DJ, we host a number of these ‘Outside Broadcasts’ from school fetes and fairs, and events including Upminster Christmas Lights Switch On and the Wing & Wheels Show.
Along with our Outside Broadcasts we regularly host a couple of our own annual events including the Bedrock Radio Quiz Night, Live Music Nights and the Big Bedrock Broadcast Marathon!
In addition to these we hold seasonal raffles, tombolas , ward lotteries, bucket collections at supermarkets and run a gift stall at the hospital.
It costs around £3,000 per year to keep Bedrock running, that’s paying for our music licences, insurances, internet & general running costs. – Not including costs of repairs!
None of our volunteers (including the Trustees) are paid either, all our members donate their time in running our charity, resulting in all funds raised going into our charity services.
If you can make a contribution to Bedrock or donate your time then feel free to look at Our Opportunities or help us raise funds today;