Wave 105 Cash for Kids raised £15,568 in aid of Naomi House Children’s Hospice as a result of listeners organising a Superhero Day during May. The total was announced on Rick Jackson’s Breakfast Show on Monday, 5 June.
Businesses, organisations and schools along the south coast supported Wave 105 Cash for Kids by choosing a day during May to raise money for disadvantaged children by taking part in a Superhero Day.
Samantha Tanner, charity manager of Cash for Kids, said: “We are overwhelmed by the response that we have had to this year’s Wave 105 Cash for Kids’ Superhero Day. Many organisations supported the annual event in May by holding bake sales and wearing their best superhero outfits to the office, tights and all.
“The money raised will be donated to Naomi House Children’s Hospice to put towards a hydrotherapy suite, which offers families the chance to use the pool when they may not otherwise have had the opportunity.”
Paul Morgan, head of fundraising at Naomi House, said: “We were delighted to work with Wave 105 Cash for Kids and their listeners for Superhero Day. We really appreciated the chance for our Naomi House families, care team members and some dedicated fundraisers to speak on the radio about their experience of our service.
“The support from Wave 105 Cash for Kids is focused on the refurbishment of our hydrotherapy services and we feel that the stories shared throughout the day demonstrated the value that everyone gets by using the pool.”
In the Wave 105 studio, staff and presenters also organised their own Superhero Day fun in aid of Naomi House, by wearing their superhero outfits throughout the day, including presenter Gary Parker who went to work dressed as Superman.
For more information, go to Wave105.com/Cashforkids