A marathon fundraiser

Two volunteers who present a radio show on local radio station Bishop FM have taken part in a 24-hour radio marathon.

Between midday on Saturday 1st December and midday on Sunday 2nd December, the duo managed to introduce every record played, as well as hold discussions on a wide range of topics.

Jack Rivers and Rowen Coulthard, who front the regular Thursday night review show from 7pm till 8pm, decided to take part in the sponsored 24 hour show to raise funds for their trip to Peru next July.

Project Peru is run by St. Johns R.C. school in Bishop Auckland and is now in its 5th year.

A group of twenty-five 6th form students will travel with five teachers to teach English and help to build a classroom for students who have had to relocate due to flooding. However, the students need to raise £1,600 each to fund the fourteen day trip.

After gaining fifteen main sponsors for the show, Jack and Rowen raised over £700 towards the trip.

A spokesperson for students said, “A big thank you to Bishop FM 105.9 for letting them use the facilities and the other broadcasters when they took over their shows, along with main sponsors, Beverley’s, Sloppy Joes, Durham County Roofing, Asem Construction, Coulthards Motor Factors, Longstaffs Bakery, Bishop Auckland Tyres n Tests, South Durham Enterprise Agency, Chittocks Traditonal Grocers, Planarch Design, Cre8ive Graphics, Alun Armstrong Soccer Centre, Black Horse at Tudhoe and Anthony Walters Solicitors.”

If you would like to help with the youngsters’ sponsorship efforts, contact Jo Hopper at jhopper@stjohnsrc.org.uk or Michael Stephenson at mstephenson@stjohnsrc.org.uk.


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