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Diary Page July to September

Heatherwood Radio Appeal Year
3rd Quarter

July 1987

1st

League of Friends AGM The chairman of the league of friends and the radio station resigns due to business commitments.

3rd

Ascot express grand draw article.

9th

Bracknell district council bottle bank presentation £150. The manager put on his best suite this evening to collect a cheque for the appeal.

10th

Ascot news grand draw article.

11th

The first staff newsletter was produced to keep all staff informed of the progress of the appeal.

14th

Survey and cable link to EMI unit installed. The continued delay in the EMI unit not being finished prompted some negotiations with the clerk of the works so that an initial cable link could be installed.

19th

Fun run, Tony Horder of Tuesday crew raises £60. Tony Horder of the Tuesday crew ran in a fun run in Reading. Tony got all his workmates at Satchwells in Slough, to sponsor him.

20th

Interest from bank account £35.51.

25th

Third phase of letters to businesses sent (11).The second phase of letters had not produced one reply, so this third batch was sent.

At the end of the month of July a further 26 letters were sent to pubs, clubs, etc, in the area: completion of the appeal at the end of the year showed a total lack of response to this idea.

Month End Appeal Total Total £11'545:01

August 1987

2nd

Patient donation of £1.

7th

Ascot express article for charity buzz. This idea was devised by the manager as a way of raising additional funds for the radio. Two coaches were destined for South Devon.

10th

Donation British Aerospace £200.

11th

Staff Newsletter Reports:- A drop in ticket sales for the grand draw, from previous years.

12th

Bracknell news article printed for charity buzz.

15th

Patient donation of £3.

18th

Charity buzz announced on Radio 210 courtesy of Ron Allen.

22nd

Bus station visitor donation of £5.

23rd

Car-boot in Ascot wood selling records raises £42.90. A cold August morning and the manager is up early to sell records and tapes donated to the station over the last eight months.

26th

Bracknell times feature on the radio Service. Donation of £200 from AUEW at British Aerospace.

The league of friends meeting was told that the EMI unit is behind schedule and is unlikely to be handed over in July.

Month end Appeal Total Total £11'811:91.

September 1987

4th

Windsor express article.

10th

Bracknell Times article published.

12th

Return from holiday.

13th

Charity buzz Raises £582.

15th

Ron Allen announces charity night on Radio 210.

18th

Ascot express pre-charity night article- Grand draw night.

22nd

Ron Allen thanks Radio Heatherwood for their generosity.

25th

Ascot express front page for charity night.

30th

Patient donation of £7.

Month end Appeal Total Total £12'407:91.

1987 Year Eleven Story Unfolds

For further information about this year:- Follow the links

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Radio Image Gallery

Those pictures which captured the year including the radio stars:-

1987 Press Coverage July - September

Press coverage mostly covering the Grand Draw launch with some emphasis on the radio appeal.

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Archive Gems

Just some extra's we found:-

Appeal Year The Story Unfolds:-“1987”

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