€465,000 raised by Cork’s 96FM Radiothon

The Cork’s 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon 2013 has raised over €465,902 for cancer services in Cork over the three day event.

The UTV owned radio station had broadcast all it’s daytime shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from a temporary studio at the Mercy Hospital with teams doing regular links from the other beneficiaries, Marymount Hospice and Cork University Hospital.

Presenter Neil Prendeville pictured at the 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon
Presenter Neil Prendeville pictured at the 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon

This was the station’s sixth annual event and when added to previous years, the total raised by Cork’s 96FM Radiothons to just under €2.5 million.

Chief Executive of Cork’s 96FM & C103, Kieran McGeary said: “This is a tremendous result. I am very proud of the team at Cork’s 96FM who worked tirelessly and selflessly over the last three days and in the months preceding Radiothon.

“But yet again, the stars of Radiothon are the people of Cork, those who shared stories of their cancer journeys and those who have donated so generously.”

Micheál Sheridan who is CEO of the Mercy Hospital Foundation added “We really want to thank everyone for giving. The money is going towards things like the new CT centre in the Mercy to investing in comfortable seats for patients.”

This year’s total is a record amount for Cork’s 96FM Radiothon and the figure is expected to increase in the coming days as people continue to hand in proceeds from their fundraising.

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