Wave 105 and the FJB Group award £21,000 to seven local charities

A ceremony held at the FJB’s Harbour Heights Hotel, marked the announcement of seven charities and causes to benefit from £21,000 raised by generous guests of the hotel group.

Throughout 2014, FJB raised these funds for Wave 105’s Cash for Kids by holding a series of events. Guests were also encouraged to add an optional extra £1 to their hotel bills.

The Cash for Kids team and FJB Group worked together to decide which grants the money should be awarded to in the Bournemouth and Poole area. The beneficiaries were announced this week at the event and include: Roundtable Wish Foundation, Montacute School, Asher Nardone’s disabled son, The Listening Ear, BCHA, Life Education Wessex, and Autism Wessex.

Design and marketing manager for the FJB Group, Daniel Taylor, said: “It was a pleasure for us to host this event for the chosen charities. We are thrilled to have raised these vital funds for Cash for Kids, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our extremely generous hotel guests and visitors.”

Wave 105’s charity manager, Gloria Hill, added: “We had a wonderful evening at The Harbour Heights hotel. Our chosen charities were unaware they would be receiving funds from us and FJB, so they were totally overwhelmed with the announcement. We would like to extend our thanks to the FJB Group and its customers for their continuous support, the money raised really will make a real difference. We look forward to working with FJB throughout 2015.”

Big bidders for Wave 105 Cash for Kids auction

Wave 105 listeners and supporters of the station’s charity, Cash for Kids, have so far helped to raise more than £27,000 through the annual Cash for Kids auction day.

Listeners were given the opportunity to call in to place their bids throughout the day on many ‘money can’t buy’ items, with new items being auctioned off every hour.

The top bids included: £1,500 on a F1 Grand Prix qualifying day, £800 for Andy Mackenzie to cook in the lucky bidder’s home for eight people, and £1,100 on tickets for the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015.

While the on-air auction is now closed, the online auction remains open until 8pm on Thursday October 16. There are plenty of items up for grabs including: a signed CD from 5 Seconds of Summer, signed photos of Kian from Westlife and Sam Smith, four tickets to take part in a ghost walk at Wymering in Hampshire, a rib boat ride for up to six people, and six tickets to see Wicked at The Mayflower in Southampton.

Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, says: “We all had a fantastic day yesterday and the phone was ringing off the hook. Every year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of our charity supporters and Wave 105 listeners, this year was no exception.

“The on-air auction may be over for this year, but there is still chance to grab an exciting prize online. All money raised from both parts of the auction will go towards supporting children and adolescents in our region.”

For further information, or to bid for an online item please visit:


The circus came to town for Cash for Kids

Billy Smarts Circus has donated 200 tickets to Wave 105 Cash for Kids to enable disadvantaged children across the south to experience the magic of the Big Top.

The organisations set to benefit from the circus tricks and mix of acrobatics, comedy, juggling, illusion and aerial feats are: RN & RM Children’s Trust, Merryfield Children’s Centre, Oak Meadow Family Centre, Keepsake Children’s Centre, Rainbow Trust, Sovereign Children’s Centre, Southern Domestic Abuse and Bernardo’s.

Ring mistress of Billy Smarts Circus, Yasmin Smart, says: “We are aware of the important work that the Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity does throughout the region and wanted to do our bit to support it. We were thrilled to perform for the children, and entertained them with our dazzling combination of theatre, music and dance.”

Wave 105’s charity manager, Gloria Hill, comments: “It is always a special occasion for children when the circus comes to town but even more so for the children we support, who without the kind generosity of Billy Smarts Circus can only dream of the Big Top. A huge thank you for making this a reality for them.”

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Woman knits teddies for Cash for Kids

A Lymington woman has knitted 60 “Dougie Bear” teddies to be given to disadvantaged children through Wave 105’s Cash for Kids.

Madge Slavin, who is originally from South Africa, knitted the colourful companions in memory of her nephew, Dougie Peirce, who died in Johannesburg earlier this year.

Madge said: “Dougie loved children when he was alive, so it has brought great comfort to my sister to knit teddies for children in his memory.

“I would be very happy if my Dougie Bears brought pleasure to children.”

The teddies will go to children in women’s refuges in Bournemouth and Havant.

To fundraise for Wave 105 Cash for Kids, please contact Gloria Hill at cashforkids@wave105.com

Wave 105 to spur on runners in the Bupa Great South Run

Bupa Great South Runners will hit a Wall of Sound to inspire them as they near the end of the race in Portsmouth this month, thanks to the run’s official radio station Wave 105.

Wave 105 will be entering three members of its team, as well as listeners who would like to take part, into the 25th anniversary run this October 26 to raise money for the station’s charity, Cash for Kids.

The Wave 105 Wall of Sound will be a music-filled section of the course near the nine-mile mark, where the station will play out inspirational tunes, with news journalist Michael Coombes shouting out encouragement to the 25,000 runners.

Wave 105’s multimedia solutions account executive Emily Smith, who will be running, said: “I can’t wait to take part and raise as much as I can for Cash for Kids. I’ve not run this far before though, so I’m a little anxious. Saying that, I’m sure Wave 105’s Wall of Sound will get me through those last few miles!”

Wave 105 will also hand out jelly babies, with help from Royal Marines cadets, to give a much-needed sugar boost for the final leg to the 10-mile finish line, as well as car stickers and free flags so that supporters can cheer on their friends and family in the run.

The station’s Hop on Inn will be at the event across the weekend in the charity field and reunion area next to the Pyramids.

The other Wave 105 runners will be commercial director Jon Brooks and news journalist Liz Allaway.

Jon Brooks said: “I’m looking forward to the run this year – experiencing the crowds is like having a gust of wind behind you. But most of all I’m looking forward to the Wave 105 Hop on Inn at the finish line and a well-deserved pint!”

Liz Allaway said: “I’m excited to be taking part in my first ever Great South Run, but have to say I’m a little bit nervous. I’m certainly not a natural runner, and this is the longest distance I’ve ever attempted. But I’m hoping the Portsmouth crowds will help me along if I start to flag too much!!”

Wave 105 listeners are invited to run for Cash for Kids, which supports disadvantaged and underprivileged under 18s within the region. Anyone who is keen to run on behalf of the charity still has some time to apply for a free place by going to www.wave105.com/charity.