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Pete Hirst returns to the Jonny Bance Show

26 May 2017 – Pete Hirst returns to the Jonny Bance Show on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Back in October 2016 Pete Hirst vocalist from the acoustic band Refuge guested on the Jonny Bance Show to promote World Mental Health Day. Refuge work within the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust performing on the hospital wards for patients. On Saturday 27th May Pete Hirst returns to the Jonny Bance Show to update us on their work within the UHL trust.

Pete Hirst will also update us on his work with the rethinkyourmind project.  Created by those with experience of mental health challenges, themselves service users – its purpose to creatively express well-being.

Since his last visit with Pete’s help Radio Fox has been engaging with the UHL producing specialist shows on CD to promote reminiscing for dementia patients.

Hat’s For Headway Day – Friday 12th May 2017

2 May 2017 – Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling – and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were.

Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

Radio Fox member Tindy Chaggar has recently been appointed a Brand Ambassador for Headway Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.  Tindy says “They provide an invaluable service to survivors of a traumatic brain injury – I know this as I am such a survivor and they provided me with a fantastic service. In 2003 I was hit by a van on my way to work and sustained very serious brain injury (including stroke & hemorrhage) and other life threatening conditions”.

We are now launching a ‘Hats For Headway’ Day – which we will hope will be as popular as Red Nose Day! On Friday 12th May – we are inviting people to wear a hat for their normal daily activities for local Headway which is in Leicester. We hope to raise the profile of Headway and the fantastic work they do; plus raise some essential funding for this service. If you are unable to wear a hat – they can also donate.

See the attached links and if you are able please donate to Headway.

Hats for Headway poster:
Hats for Headway info:
Headway website:

Sunday 30th April Bluebell Walk and Ride at Rutland Water

24 April 2017 – On Sunday 30th April the Bluebell Walk and Ride at Rutland Water returns for 2017. Everyone is welcome to come and join us. We have challenges suitable for all abilities from short walks to a lengthy cycle ride!.

Join the hundreds this year at Rutland Water for the annual Bluebell Walk & Cycle Ride to help raise awareness of Crohn’s & Colitis UK.  Choose a 2 or 5 mile walk or a 17 or 25 mile cycle ride around Rutland Water, starting at the Whitwell Car Park on the North Shore.  Radio Fox will be there to see you set off anywhere between 10am to 12 noon. Challenge yourself, friends or just bring the family along for a great time through the tree-lined and bluebell paths of Rutland Water.  Find some sponsors for your effort, bring a picnic or use the cafes on site and don’t forget to bring a great hat if you want to join the fun taking part in the optional ‘Mad Hatter’ fancy dress theme. If you have a crazy or whacky hat, bring it along. Or of course you could just come and enjoy a walk through the music and listen to Radio Fox. Or even have a nice cup of tea at The Crafty Fox cafe.

Check out the links below to find out more and get involved:

Sponsorship form

The Birthday Shows on Radio Fox

21 April 2017 – On Sunday 23rd April Radio Fox will be 29 years old!

The Sunday Birthday Schedule music all day on Radio Fox

6am The Sunday Breakfast Show with Shelley Taylor the Early Bird
8am Pirate Dayz with Andy Valentine – Splice the vinyl with the Salty Seadog
10am Matt’s Music Box with Matt Leo, tune in for great music
12pm Brenda’s Bag – Radio Fox’s cleaning lady Brenda Bradshaw plays her favourite music
1pm Alan T and his Famous Musical George’s Theme Show
3pm Andy Valentine & Liz Wotherspoon with the Golden Oldie Show
4pm The Early Eve Show with Eve Santamaria
6pm The Sunday Selection with Richard Leatherland
8pm The Seventies Scene with Ruth Carroll & Richard Leatherland
9pm Foxy plays the patients favourite music
10pm Listen again to Jazz Junction
11pm The Szlamp Collection – Our Birthday Edition hosted by Witold Szlamp

Happy Birthday To Us – 29 Years Young!

19 April 2017 – On Sunday 23rd April Radio Fox will be 29 years old!

This weekend sees the 29th Birthday of Radio Fox. By way of celebration there will be a weekend of live broadcasting and cake eating, not necessarily in that order. Presenters, pop stars, and fashions may have come and gone but even after all this time Radio Fox still delivers quality programming 24 hours a day, every day of the year, for the patients and staff of the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Glenfield Hospital. And we do it as we have always done it. As volunteers.

Every member of Radio Fox donates their time, talent, and expertise for free. Always have and always will. We just love being here with you, we are your friend that never goes home.

Happy Birthday to Us.

The Show With No Name returns to the Radio Fox airwaves

28 March 2017 – Announcing the return of one of Radio Fox’s favourite shows – The Show With No Name.

Beginning Thursday 30th March at 11am until 1pm join Michael Lord for the return of the celebrated Show With No Name.  Make a date every Thursday for great sounds, great features and so much more.

Radio Fox Book & Media sale at the Glenfield Hospital Friday 31st March 2017

28 March 2017 – The Radio Fox fundraising book and media sale will be held on Friday 31st March 2017.

Friday 31st March 2017 10am to 4pm
Come along and bag a bargain….  and meet some Radio Fox faces!

On Friday 31st March 2017 our next book and media sale will be held at The Glenfield Hospital main entrance to help Radio Fox raise funds for new equipment.  Come and buy books, vinyl, videos, CDs or DVDs.  Or if you have loads of books you would like to donate feel free to bring those along on the day.

Every penny raised will go into the fund to replace our ageing studio equipment.

Radio Fox receives no official funding from any source.  We are raising funds to buy new studio equipment so that we can continue to broadcast to the patients of the Leicester Royal Infirmary and The Glenfield Hospital.

Radio Fox is run by a dedicated team of 20 or so volunteers and is funded entirely by member’s subscriptions, donations from the public, the generosity of local business, and the continuous fundraising activities of its members.  Radio Fox is staffed totally by unpaid volunteers.

Red Leicester Choir raises money for the Radio Fox appeal

14 March 2017 – The Leicester based Red Leicester Choir recently held a collection for Radio Fox.

During a recent performance the Red Leicester Choir held a collection for the Radio Fox audio desk appeal. So a big thank you to the ladies and gentlemen from all the members of Radio Fox. Visit their website for more information.

Leicestershire Fire Service ‘Have A Go!’ days

10 March 2017 – As an aid to recruitment Leicestershire Fire Service are hosting ‘Have A Go’ days, where you can have a taster of what it is like to be a firefighter.  You can also find out what tests you need to be a firefighter.

By the end of April Leicestershire Fire Service will have hosted 26 ‘Have a Go’ days in total, with 3 currently, being solely female lead and the remainder being open to everyone.  Ideally they want to attract more women into the fire service; however we welcome anyone and everyone who wishes to apply.

The days are open to applicants between the ages of 18-35 years old.

Click the link Have A Go Days and see where the events are being held and how to register.

Also as a member of the public  if you would like to book a home fire safety check appointment click the link home fire safety check.

Thursday 9th March 2017 – World Kidney Day

09 March 2017 – Radio Fox supports World Kidney Day. This is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.

Over two million people in the UK are already suffering from moderate to severe kidney disease (CKD), but it is estimated a further one million people have kidney damage without knowing it. However, depending on the problem, early diagnosis and treatment can help slow down any further damage to the kidneys. Left unchecked, unfortunately CKD can lead to kidney failure which requires treatment by dialysis or a kidney transplant. There are many causes of CKD, high blood pressure and diabetes being the most common. Some people inherit genetic defects which cause CKD, for example polycystic kidney disease. There are little or no symptoms in the early stages and even when symptoms do appear at more advanced stages, they are not specific with patients feeling generally tired and unwell.  To find out more visit