Wave 105 has awarded Bournemouth-resident Beryl Parker at this year’s Pride Awards, hosted by the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Foundation Trust.

Beryl was acknowledged for her dedicated fundraising achievements at the prestigious awards ceremony and was presented with the coveted ‘Hospital Community Award’ which Wave 105 sponsored.

Throughout the last 15 years, Beryl has devoted her time to fundraising for the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Breast Unit. Thanks to a combination of garden parties, raffles, the selling of home-made cards and the production of a burlesque calendar, Beryl has raised a total of £37,000.

Beryl was delighted to win this year’s Hospital Community Award, commenting: “What a surprise! I was completely unsuspecting. When the winner was announced, I think I went on to another planet. I will come down from the clouds at some point.”

The money raised by Beryl has enabled the breast unit to purchase four portable ultrasound scanners, used to aid diagnosis in the outpatient clinic. Beryl was nominated for the award by Tony Skene, a consultant surgeon and clinical lead for Bournemouth breast unit. Tony said: “We are immensely grateful to Beryl for her drive and passion in continuing to raise money for breast cancer care in Bournemouth. I’m thrilled her efforts have now been publicly recognised.”

This is the first year Wave 105 sponsored a category at the Pride Awards, with presenter Steve Power hosting the evening’s presentation. Wave 105’s commercial director, Jon Brooks, added: “We were honoured to be involved with the Pride Awards and thoroughly enjoyed recognising an individual who has gone the extra mile. We look forward to doing it again and supporting the community’s achievements next year.”