On Friday the 25th of May at 10am, Community Radio Youghal embarked on their second annual Radio Marathon, as they attempt to broadcast 50 hours of continuous live Radio. The Radiothon – as it is called – kicked off on Friday morning from North Main Street Youghal. The CRY team will broadcast from North Main Street and The CRY studios in Catherine Street for the duration of the 50 hours, finishing up on Sunday 27th at 12 midday.
The event is a joint fundraiser in aid of St Vincent de Paul and CRY104fm and all proceeds will be split evenly between the two organisations.
John Power, PRO with the local Youghal branch of the SVP said this will be a major boost in the ongoing operation of the society. The demand has never been so high at this time and thanks to CRY 104fm for their great help.
Saint Vincent De Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest, voluntary, charitable organisation in Ireland. Its membership of 9,500 volunteers throughout the country are supported by professional staff, working for social justice and the creation of a more just, caring nation. This unique network of social concern also gives practical support to those experiencing poverty and social exclusion, by providing a wide range of services to people in need.
In the Cork Region SVP is the biggest charitable organisation, helping those in need in Cork and has been present in the region since 1846. Throughout the City and County 94 local Conference units and over 800 members, composed of volunteers based in local parishes, work on various projects including–
- home visitation, providing financial and practical help,
- assisting with educational support, helping students,
- caring for the homeless in Cork, through two hostels.
- hospital and prison visitation.
Wherever there is need, the Society attempts to help. Through the generosity of the public, the SVP raises funding for this work by Church Gate collections, through flag days, from bequests received in Wills and other generous donations. In the past year alone, around €4million has been spent on assistance to those in need in Cork. This has been used to help to provide food, fuel and direct financial support as well as giving help in other ways.
Community Radio Youghal, meanwhile are planning to relocate from their premises in Cumann na Daoine to Nagle House. The new studio complex will provide a better service to the community. It will include better training facilities for Volunteers and Community groups, including more access to Studio Recording equipment and technical training for volunteers and those students who wish to gain experience in broadcasting and the media.
There will be on street collections during Friday and Saturday and Collection boxes will also be placed in shops throughout Youghal town beforehand. So, if you want to play a request for yourself or your friends and family throw a Euro or more in the box and fill out the request form. All proceeds will go to these two worthy causes.
And don’t forget, all your favourite CRY presenters will be keeping you entertained throughout Friday and Saturday night the 25th and 26th of May with 50 hours of non-stop broadcasting.
On Friday the 27th of May at 10am Community Radio Youghal will embark on a Marathon of sorts as they attempt to broadcast 50 hours of continuous live Radio. The Radiothon kicks off on friday morning from 138 North Main Street Youghal and the CRY team will be broadcasting from the vacant premises and CRY studios for the duration of the 50 hours .
The feat is a joint fundraiser in aid of The Youghal Cancer Support Group and CRY104fm and all proceeds will be split evenly between the two organisations.
THE YOUGHAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP- is dedicated to opening a drop in centre in Youghal, to offer help and support to all those who are dealing with, or have suffered the trauma of cancer. The Centre will also offer help and support to their friends and family. The group wants to offer this service to everyone in East Cork and West Waterford, providing a range of therapies and advice. It will cover Clashmore, Ardmore, Dungarvan,Tallow, Cappoquin, Lismore, Youghal, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Midleton,and all townlands in between. In fact it will be open to people from all over that want to avail of the Centre.
Community Radio Youghal (CRY 104fm) meanwhile are planning to relocate from their existing premises in Cumann na Daoine to Nagle House, South Abbey in order to better serve the community. The new premises will provide better training facilities for Volunteers and Community groups. These facilities will allow greater access to Studio equipment and technical training for volunteers and for those who wish to gain experience in broadcasting and the media.
C.R.Y 104fm Station Manger, Declan Gibbons is looking forward to the station hosting the Radiothon. “We hosted an all-night Radiothon last December, to help raise much-needed funds for local boy, Keith Phelan and that was very well supported by station volunteers and by the local community.
This event really will be a marathon though – 50 hours of live radio, all provided by volunteers!
“We’re delighted to partner with the Youghal Cancer Support Group. They are seeking to provide a vital service in Youghal for people from all over our listenership area, so it makes perfect sense to support them. Volunteers from both organisations will be involved throughout the 50 hours and we hope that people will respond generously and get into the spirit of the Radiothon”, he said.
CRY continues to work closely with the students in Pobail Scoil Na Trionoide and it is fitting that Pobail Scoil students will launch this epic Radio Marathon on the friday morning.
There will be on street collections during Friday and Saturday and Collection boxes will also be placed in shops throughout Youghal town beforehand so if you want to play a request for yourself or your friends and family throw a Euro in the box and fill out the request form and all proceeds will go to these two worthy causes.
And don’t forget all your favourite CRY presenters will be keeping you entertained throughout Friday and Saturday night the 27th and 28th of May.