Welcome to Swan-Radio
Keep Swan-Radio Afloat!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Like so many other organisations – indeed we are often in the position of promoting fundraising throughout our villages – we are now in great need to ask for help from our lovely residents.
Just so you know, we are a NOT FOR PROFIT, COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY (not a charity) set up as a Community Radio Station – primarily supporting the six villages of Wraysbury, Horton, Datchet, Old Windsor, Colnbrook and Poyle.
To date, have been supported by small grants and local goodwill, but rely HUGELY on regular fundraising events to keep our heads above water and pay our monthly rent for the studios and all other required outgoings such as music licences, insurances and subscriptions. Be assured that no-one in our little station is paid in any way – it is run entirely by volunteers and with love!
It comes as no surprise that this pandemic has meant our access to financial support has completely dried up and we NEED your help to stay afloat.
Our rented premises are closed under Government Guidelines and, thanks to Wraysbury Halls, we have had our rent suspended until the end of August, when we hope to be back in the wonderful Swan Radio Studios that we have worked so hard to convert and put together over the past 18 months.
During this crisis, so very many of our broadcasters have put themselves forward to creating home-based facilities to provide an alternative schedule for SWAN RADIO. Whilst we have been unable to get out into the community and freely support the many events that go on in our villages, nonetheless we have relentlessly ensured that our listeners are aware of all the support available for our more vulnerable residents, interviewed countless people of note who have been organising life-saving food, medical supplies and general support.
We have engaged and liaised with the young and old – made sure everyone knows of fundraising events, which pubs and restaurants are providing a service, created music parties for the children unable to attend school and put on a 14 hour VE Celebration Party for everyone to interact and enjoy in their households in May and much more. We rarely say ‘NO’ to any event we can give a helping hand to!
In the absence of NOT being able to put on our much-awaited Summer Party to raise necessary funding, we are asking our lovely listeners to look to their hearts and consider a PayPal Donation through our website www.swan-radio.co.uk to help us keep going.
As well as our usual mix of radio shows, our SWAN RADIO ULTIMATE MUSIC FESTIVAL is promising you all of the greatest bands in various concerts over the past five decades, performing in ‘live’ format for you to enjoy your very own virtual festival a la Glastonbury, Reading, Isle of Wight or even Woodstock.
Enjoy the weekend we are busy putting together for you and consider donating what would be the equivalent of a few overpriced beers!
The Directors and Broadcasters at SWAN RADIO love you all, please keep safe and look forward to seeing on the other side of Lockdown.