Oh hello! How nice of you to come along to my page! Now that you are here I would be delighted if you would join me for my Classical Extravaganza on Tuesdays 12-2pm. If you are a patient you can phone for a request/dedication on my show from your hospital bed on *800. Non patients can also have a request/dedication by going along to our Facebook page [link on the left here] or from the home page of this website.
You are probably wondering about me, what I bring to CHR and how I got on CHR . For me, the most important contribution to CHR I could make would be to uplift the listening patients with some nice music, a giggle and for the patients to feel they have a friend on the end of their ear phones. I really do care about those who are in hospital and I try to put out healing vibes along with silent prayers.
On a practical level I learned several instruments while growing up and eventually gained a music diploma and music based degree with the Open University. I also have a music industry qualification. Whilst in hospital myself having a bone marrow transplant I wrote a song ‘NEW HOPE’ to try and give hope to others with critical/terminal illnesses. I got in touch with 3 other girls who also had Leukaemia like me and we recorded the song. I popped into CHR a few times to see if CHR might be interested in playing the track for the benefit of others. Eventually our Chairman Wendy Belton arranged an interview for me with Marga Withycombe. I have to say I was terrified about the interview but Marga soon put me at my ease. So that you know what I am talking about, here is the song. Marga and I chatted away live on air and at the end she asked me if I would like to come back the following week. I felt like fainting to think that I was being invited back to CHR but before I knew it the words ‘yes please’ came out of my mouth. I joined Marga for a few weeks and then one day she asked me if I would be interested in having my own show. I was amazed. I thought about it and realised that I might be able to give hope to others with life threatening illnesses so I told Marga ‘yes please’.
So here I am, and I am hoping that if you are reading my blurb you will be uplifted by my story. I think being positive and determined are natural defences when unwell. I also believe that life is an energy and that positive vibrations between people is part of the ‘force of life’. From that angle I am thrilled to put out good vibrations on air to *you*.
If you go back to the presenter page now you will find all the other presenters. They are the loveliest of people all giving their time voluntarily for you. I hope you enjoy listening to CHR and please come back very soon! xx