Fully Charged, the breakfast show on Spin South West, will stay on-air for 28 hours starting Thursday morning at 6.45.
Presenters Ed Roche and Meghann Scully are staying awake and on the radio to raise awareness and funds for Focus Ireland. They will be going live for 28 hours in a pop-up studio in O’Connell Street Limerick from the start of their programme on Thursday at 6.45am – straight through to the end of their show on Friday morning at 10.45am.
The station says: “They will have loads of live guests from the worlds of music and sport in their pop up studio in the heart of Limerick who are all willing to come along and lend a hand to raise much-needed funds and end the trauma of homelessness in the South West. We’ll have guest contributors from each county to encourage our generous audience and all funds raised from the campaign will support Focus Ireland’s services in the region”
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”.
Maria Walsh says: “Bank of Ireland Workbench is extremely excited to support the SPIN South West Team on their 28-hour adventure in broadcasting. It is going to be fun filled with music and chat, and all accessible to catch in the Bank of Ireland Workbench windows on Bedford Row! Let’s raise some much-needed funds for Focus Ireland together this Christmas”.