Broadcasting with Royal Approval

Harrogate Hospital Radio will continue broadcasting “with Royal approval” for the next five years after retaining a prestigious regional community award.
 
The station, which celebrates is 40th anniversary later in the year, has again been presented with The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award for the work it does within Harrogate District Hospital.
 
The award – which focuses on encouraging the development of community spirit, individual leadership and initiative in Yorkshire and the Humber – will be presented personally by Duke of York at a ceremony in Huddersfield on Wednesday, April 12.
 
Mark Oldfield, chairman of Harrogate Hospital Radio, said: “Retaining the Duke of York’s Community Initiative is simply wonderful news. “I am so proud of the whole team here at Harrogate Hospital Radio and having a Royal seal of approval is just brilliant."
 
“Everyone involved in Harrogate Hospital Radio is a volunteer, and this award is a testament to their hard work and commitment to this great charity. Whilst there was no guarantee we would have our award automatically renewed, I never doubted for one minute that we wouldn’t be successful.”
 
Mark added: “We are very proud of the work we do within Harrogate District Hospital, and this award is a marvelous seal of approval for our organization.”