Our News

Throughout the year we're involved in fundraising, outside broadcasts and other events. We'd like to share our news with you.

We work closely with the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust in order to make sure our service can be heard in the hospitals we serve. If you want to find out a bit more about their news, please see their news page at https://www.mtw.nhs.uk/news/.


 28th Sep 14

HEART OF THE COMMUNITY AWARDS 2014Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells is one of the charities taking part in the Heart of the Community Awards run by the Courier Newspaper and AXA PPP Healthcare. Voting is now underway and you can collect the coupons printed in the newspaper on Sept 19th, 26th and Oct 3rd, which you need to post in to the Courier. But you can also vote by text message. You need to send KS HEART 1013 followed by your name and postcode to 63333. Texts will cost 50p per text and one standard network rate message. You can vote as many times as you like. The voting closes at midnight on October 12th 2014.


 15th Aug 14

JOHN LEWIS COMMUNITY MATTERS SCHEMEHospital Radio Tunbridge Wells is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of the three charities currently taking part in the John Lewis Community Matters Scheme at their Tunbridge Wells Branch. Please support us by asking for a green token when you shop in the store and putting it in our collecting tube. Please share this with friends and relatives to encourage them to visit John Lewis and add their support. Collecting takes place until the end of October, with £3000 up for grabs amongst the 3 charities. Our thanks to John Lewis for selecting us and to Lucy Willis for nominating us.


 22nd May 14

ASDA'S COMMUNITY LIFE SCHEMEHospital Radio Tunbridge Wells has recently been one of the charities taking part in Asda's Community Life scheme at their Tunbridge Wells Branch. During the team's visit to the store to hold an outside broadcast and collection, they were presented with a cheque by Emily Horton, the store's Community Colleague. Chris Woodward received the cheque, pictured with Vince Cox who was collecting at the store and one of the team members who submitted nomination forms to take part in the scheme. Thanks to Asda and the shoppers in the store that supported us.


 16th May 14

COVERAGE OF CRICKET WEEK ON HOSPITAL RADIOHospital Radio Tunbridge Wells will be providing live ball-by-ball coverage of the four day County Championship match between Kent and Worcestershire at the Nevill Ground from May 25th to 28th for patients in the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and Tonbridge Cottage Hospital.

The commentary which is being sponsored by Invicta Motors will also be made available to cricket fans that are unable to get along to the Nevill Ground to watch the action in person via the charity’s website at www.hrtw.org.uk

The station’s commentary team of Chris Woodward, Chris Reed and Joe Mendell will be based in the Pavilion to provide the ball-by-ball commentary, whilst Chris Manser and Tim Godsalve will be based in the Hospital Radio studio to provide regular updates on the scores from other games around the country and all the other sports news available during the lunch and tea breaks.

Chris Woodward who co-ordinates the coverage for Hospital Radio commented "we are delighted to be able to provide commentary on the match in Tunbridge Wells again this year, our thanks to Kent County Cricket Club for allowing us to attend and to Invicta Motors for their continued financial support".

The Hospital Radio team have been providing ball-by-ball commentary on matches from the Nevill Ground for the last 8 years. Although, coverage of the event originally started back in the mid-1970’s when volunteers from the charity radio station had their own cricket commentary tower constructed at the ground and did the commentary by telephone.

Station Manager Chris Manser said, “Patients in the local hospitals are unable to access the BBC coverage of the cricket in Tunbridge Wells so we are pleased to be able to provide commentary for them and at the same time share it online with cricket fans, especially Worcestershire fans that may not be able to attend the event in person. Over the years we have had some very positive feedback on our commentary, so I would encourage cricket fans to give our coverage a try instead of the BBC”.

Listen live to the cricket commentary at www.hrtw.org.uk and click the Listen Live button.

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