Studio Guest Raymond & Kathrin from Radio Lollipop in Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow Thur 9th May 8pm
With our own Sandy Weir on The Scots Connection
Celtic Music Radio Sandy on camera, Allan, Elaine and Andrew (oore weans!) visit Radio Lollipop
Sandy is visited in the studio by Raymond & Kathrin from Radio Lollipop in Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow. Sandy and Elaine, and other CMR presenters have visited Radio Lollipop station on many occasions with our own Allan Broom during Allan’s extended stay in hospital and are delighted that they have been able to return the compliment and have two of it’s hard working volunteers
Radio Lollipop’s Story –
Radio Lollipop was founded in 1978 at Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children in Surrey, England, at first primarily as a cable wired radio station for the 460 children in the hospital. The station made its first broadcast on 5 May 1979.
Now has station throughout the UK/ Australia/ New Zealand/ United States and South Africa
The Healing Power of Play
Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play – providing smiles and laughter to children at a time when they need it most.
One in four children are admitted to a hospital before reaching age 16. Though some patients are short-stay, many have a recurring need for care and return repeatedly to hospital. Some who are terminally ill spend much of their short lives in hospital.
Radio Lollipop gives young patients a voice and a choice during their stay. While they can´t say “no” to taking their medicine or receiving treatment, they can request their favourite songs, win prizes and hear their own voices on the radio. Those activities give youngsters a haven of normality in the hospital day which in other respects is strange, different and often scary.
Radio Lollipop Glasgow was founded in 1991 at Yorkill Children’s Hospital.
In 2015, it made the move to the new New Royal Hospital for Children.
The fantastic team at Radio Lollipop of volunteers and supporters raise funds so that as well as having a ‘voice’ and music choice on THEIR radio – every child gets a wee goodie bag either when they come to visit the station or is taken around the wards, all year including high days and holidays – like Christmas and Halloween. Bringing the best medicine of all – LAUGHTER, PLAY and MUSIC!
To help support the station and it’s fantastic work – visit their on line shop or donate direct!