In June of 2017 we were over the moon to discover that we had been selected as Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year for the Bridgend store by the stores customers. This selection allowed us to raise our profile, spread the message of the work we do at BHR to the local community and raise some much needed funds to allow us to carry on providing our service to the staff, patients and visitors to the Princess of Wales Hospital.

Over the course of the year we have been blown away by the support, generosity and hospitality we have received from all of the staff and customers at the Bridgend store. We would like to give a special thanks and mention to community champion Jackie Thomas who has become a lifelong friend of the station over the course of the year. The work that Jackie does deserves special recognition and she truly is a asset to Sainsbury’s.

We are pleased to announce that over the course of the year through bag packs, collection buckets and also through the sale of Charity Calendars the customers at the Bridgend store raised a staggering £3,351.95 for us here at BHR.

The funds raised will go towards our running costs for the next couple of years, and also towards us expanding our reach through the introduction of online broadcasting. The introduction of online broadcasting is vital in our continuation of service as it allows us to reach a wider number of patients within the hospital, and also will act as a connection between patients in hospital and their families, who will be able to listen to our station at home and send requests, dedications and messages to loved ones in hospital.

We would once again like to say a huge thank you to the staff and all the customers at Sainsbury’s Bridgend for all your generosity over the next year, and we wish the next charity of the year the best of luck during your tenure as the Charity of the Year.

BHR is a registered Charity in England and Wales – 1165978

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