Cork’s 96fm’s annual charity event – the Giving for Living Radiothon returns this weekend for 2014 from Thursday to Saturday.
This is the seventh time the event has taken place, with over €2.8 raised over the past six years.
The benefitting charities are the long-term heritage partners, Mercy Hospital Foundation; the CUH Charity and Marymount University Hospice. This year, for the first time, Cork ARC Cancer Support House and Breakthrough Cancer Research will also benefit.
Programmes will be broadcast live from a special studio at The Mercy Hospital for the three days with regular live inserts from a team at CUH and also at Marymount.
Chief Executive of Cork’s 96FM and C103 Kieran McGeary told RadioToday: “we’ve been bowled over by the tremendous support we’ve received from the people of Cork over the last six years. I am very proud of the 96FM team who work so hard and selflessly on this event each year. I am also grateful to our charity partners for their input and expertise.”
Last year’s Cork’s 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon raised €510,000. See video highlights here.