Thursday, 14th December: Getting up for a 6.45am start is hard, but not as hard as broadcasting straight for 28 hours in a row! But that’s what Fully Charged (SPIN South West breakfast show) presenters Ed Roche and Meghann Scully are doing today (Thursday) to raise awareness and much needed funds for Focus Ireland.
With thanks to Workbench in Bank of Ireland, O’Connell street Limerick the SPIN South West Crew started their live 28 hour broadcast in a pop up studio this morning at 6.45am and will go straight through to the end of their show tomorrow morning (Friday) at 10.45am.
Guests during the mammoth broadcast include Keith Wood, Hermitage Green, a host of Munster Rugby players, the 2 Johnnies, Celia Holman Lee and Sinead Curvy Style live in studio with Kodaline, Snapchat Star James Kavanagh, Willie O’Dea, Jax Jones, Deric Hartigan & Paloma Faith all phoning in to say hello and help raise funds!
There are numerous ways to donate including online here www.spinsouthwest.com/focus28hourbroadcast
You can follow the action on social media under #fullycharged28
Speaking about the campaign National Fundraising Initiatives Manager at Focus Ireland, Rebecca Reynolds said “We are thrilled to have the support of Spin South West this Christmas. The campaign will raise much-needed funds for all the families, children and young people that we help through our various services in the mid-west.There are over 8,300 people homelessness in Ireland and nearly 700 of those are coming Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Kerry. This Christmas we will have over 3000 children living in emergency accommodation across Ireland. It’s a shocking situation and the figures get worse and worse every year. At Focus Ireland we believe that homelessness is wrong and work to find a lasting way out of homelessness for those impacted by the crisis and the funds Spin South West listeners donate this year will be a huge support to those that need our help”.
“We’re delighted to be involved with Focus Ireland this year – it’s our first time doing such a long broadcast by 1 team and they have vowed that no sleep or breaks will be had in order to raise funds and awareness for Focus Ireland. Christmas is a great time to give back and we promise great craic and as always – the best music on the airwaves for this marathon broadcast! We’re especially appreciative of the support of Maria Walsh and the team in Workbench and for the guidance of all at Focus Ireland” Nessa McGann Station Manager, SPIN South West.
SPIN South West is the No.1 Regional Music Radio Station for Limerick, Kerry, Clare & Tipperary for 15-34’s.
For more info contact
Nessa McGann – SPIN South West Nessa.email@example.com +353 086 022 4546
Rebecca Reynolds – Focus Ireland: firstname.lastname@example.org