It’s a sad fact that there is less money in everyone’s pockets but it is also a fact that your hospital radio station needs money to survive. We are a registered charity (number 253068) and receive no Government, NHS or Local Authority funding. Not only do we have to keep up to date with our music but there is the equipment to play it on, the headsets, licences, insurance…
So where does the money come from? And can you help?
Our major sources of income come from our own fund raising activities. In addition each of our volunteer members pays an annual subscription and we ensure that we can claim as much Gift Aid as possible from HM Revenue and Customs (roll on 2013 when we can claim more Gift Aid!).
The answer to the second question is that anybody can assist us to raise much needed funds and however small the contribution, it helps enormously.
HRM has two main fundraising sources, both of which are available to hire at competitive rates.
Make your party one to remember and hire the Hospital Radio Maidstone Disco.
We've got a vast catalogue of music to cater for any occasion - birthdays, parties and weddings etc.
Our experienced presenting team help with the discos, so you'll guaranteed someone who knows the best music for your function.
Rates are extremely competitive, Click here for our Disco Flyer for more information or telephone our Support Services Coordinator on 01622 224747.
Outside Broadcasting Events Unit
If you got an event planned, why not choose Hospital Radio Maidstone to help with your public address needs.
We can provide an excellent service, using the best equipment and experienced presenters.
Previous events attended by our team includes:
- - RSPCA Fun Day - Leyborne
- - Museum Of Kent Life Cobtree Fireworks - Maidstone
- - Kings Hill School Fete
Rates are extremely competitive, Click here for our Trailer Flyer for more information or telephone Vin Judd, Fundraising Coordinator on 01622 224747.
If you run a business (or can persuade your employer), how about becoming a sponsor?
For a minimum donation of £100 (or equivalent in assistance, or goods and services), we will acknowledge the business on air 24 hours a day as a sponsor. Alternatively, we can put your logo on our brand new fund raising trailer.
Businesses can also advertise in Smile Magazine, the free booklet available to patients and staff across the Hospital.
How about donating a raffle prize for when we have our quiz nights?
You can look out for us at local school fetes or the RSPCA Fun Days in Leybourne and Godstone. We have the HRM nail board, where for 50p a go you can pick a nail with the possibility of winning £10!
At the end of the year we can be found with our collection tins at supermarkets in the area accompanied by our menagerie of very large (but not at all scary) animals.
Why not consider us when you participate in a sponsored event?
- - Quiz Nights
- - Sponsored Walks
- - Marathon Running
HRM is grateful for all donations no matter how big or small, if you wish to donate, click on one of the following methods and donate now,
You can also send a cheque payable to “Hospital Radio Maidstone” to the address details in the Contact Us section.
Thank you. Every penny is gratefully received!
Fundraising For Members
All HRM members are expected to attend fundraising events throughout the year. These are held during weekends at venues across Maidstone and beyond. Check out the News section for details.
Current 2016 Fundraising Events
Hospital Radio Maidstone is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their time broadcasting to the patients of Maidstone Hospital and work behind the scenes to raise money and carry out many other tasks.