Friday May 31 2019

Hospital radio charity wins £500 from wealth management firm

Hospital radio charity wins £500 from wealth management firm

A Manchester charity has been awarded a £500 grant by Equilibrium Asset Management in the latest round of its Community Support Scheme donations.

Radio Lollipop aims to better the hospital stays of children through its broadcasting on wards and has 25 dedicated volunteers who visit patients and interact with them.

Children can request their favourite songs, win prizes and hear their own voices on the radio.

The £500 grant from Equilibrium will enable Radio Lollipop to continue providing care, comfort, entertainment and play to young patients throughout the region. It will also mean that this service can be enhanced, as the money will be put towards resources such as colouring sheets, art materials, pencil crayons and other items which will help children in hospital to enjoy their stay.

Ashley Jones, volunteer at Radio Lollipop, said: “We’re very grateful to Equilibrium Asset Management for their generous donation.

“This grant will allow us to further fund the resources and play materials we use to provide entertainment for children in hospital – something which is incredibly important for young patients who might suddenly find themselves away from their friends and/or families.”

Radio Lollipop was founded in 1978 at Queen Mary´s Hospital for Children in Carshalton, Surrey. Since then, the charity has expanded internationally, and now operates across the UK as well as in America, Australia and New Zealand.

Equilibrium’s Community Support Scheme was set up in 2015 to award grants ranging from £100 to £500 to community organisations and charities across the region.

With this latest handful of grants, the wealth management company has awarded over £18,000 in funds to community groups.

Applications from Greater Manchester can visit https://www.eqllp.co.uk/the-foundation/greater-manchester-community-support-scheme/

For more information about Equilibrium’s charity initiatives or the specialist wealth management service it offers, visit: www.eqllp.co.uk or follow @EquilibriumAM on Twitter.

"Were very grateful to Equilibrium Asset Management for their generous donation."
Ashley Jones, volunteer, Radio Lollipop

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