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Lottery Funding for Chippenham Hospital Radio


Chippenham Hospital Radio has recently been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund to purchase a new mixer desk.

The application was made after the radio station’s current mixer, the piece of equipment that mixes all the sounds together, began to show problems and it was feared could take the radio station off-air.

Station Manager, Simon Hyde said: “We are tremendously grateful to the Big Lottery Fund for this amazing amount of money that really will make a big difference to our volunteer presenters”.
He added “The mixer desk is an essential piece of any studio’s equipment. We brought our current one second hand, some years ago, and it’s been presenting us with a number of problems in the last 12 months, so to be in a position to buy a brand new mixer is really exciting news for everyone at the radio station”.

The new mixer desk will be installed as part of an upgrade to the radio station’s studio facilities and transmission equipment, that is hoped will enhance the broadcast experience not only for the presenters but also the listeners for years to come.

The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.

The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK. Since its inception in 2004 we have awarded close to 6bn.

The Fund was formally established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.