Jonathan Mullen Royal Free Charity

Jonathan talks to John during Afternoon Delight this coming Tuesday 17th April between 1 & 3 pm Royal Free Radio Jonathan joined the charity in October 2017. He will ell us about community fundraising events, coordinating with fundraisers, and supporters. Jonathan brings to The Royal Free Charity lots of experience as a lead fundraiser in both emerging and established charities in the UK and Ireland, where he developed fundraising strategies, and ran campaigns to engage individuals and communities.

Food Banks

Kerry Coe The Manager of North Enfield Food Bank  is coming in to Afternoon delight on Tuesday 20th March between 1 and 3pm to talk to John about Food Banks and how they work. The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.In 2016/17, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, over 430,000 went to children

Councillor Daniel Anderson Recycling

Councillor Daniel Anderson is coming in to Afternoon Delight to join John Smeeton on Tuesday 13th March between 1 and 3pm to discuss should residents across North London bother to recycle? What are some of the costs associated with waste (for Councils and residents)? Can they really be avoided?How are Councils making it easier to recycle?Thinking out of the box – what ideas do we have to make recycling easier. It’s not just about what goes into your bin. It’s what we keep out of the bin that is important too.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Charity

Rebecca Lowes comes in to Afternoon Delight on Tuesday between 1 and 3pm on the 6th March to talk to John about The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice who help families make every precious moment count. They do this by providing clinical, practical and emotional support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families living in North and Central London and Hertsmere. There are more than 1,200 children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in our catchment area, but currently no children’s hospice building. Through our Building The Ark campaign we’re raising funds to construct North and Central London’s only children’s hospice building – The Ark.

Ruth Waxman

Ruth Waxman joins John Smeeton on Afternoon Delight this Tuesday 27th February between 1pm and 3pm. Ruth has been a diabetes healthcare campaigner since she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes two decades ago. Her journey has included setting up and chairing a Diabetes UK local group, helping get a useful booklet for local people with diabetes published, meeting local MPs to discuss diabetes issues to keep it high on their agenda, being taken on as an ‘expert patient’ for NICE to talk about new drugs for diabetes and more recently sharing her experience of diabetes care in Parliament.

Songs You Shouldn’t Play On Hospital Radio…

Something that most people don’t think about when listening to the Radio, but when adding new music to a Hospital Radio’s automated play-out system – you get to realise how risqué some songs can be perceived when played in the context of a hospital.

Listed below are a few songs which we have come across at Royal Free Radio, and decided that their message might not go down too well within the hospitals we broadcast to!

  • Bye Bye Baby – Bay City Rollers
  • The Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve
  • Who Wants To Live Forever – Queen
  • That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
  • The First Cut Is The Deepest – Rod Stewart
  • Heart Skips A Beat – Olly Murs
  • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
  • Girl, You have no Faith in Medicine – The White Stripes
  • She’s gone- Hall and Oates
  • Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
  • Die Another Day – Madonna
  • Prayer for The Dying – Seal
  • Staying Alive – The Bee Gees

Let us know of any songs you feel would fit into this category by contacting us on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll add them to the list!

Julia Franks

Julia Franks joins John Smeeton on Tuesday 20th February  between 1 and 3pm Julia plays classical guitar and entertains the patients at The Royal Free Hospital in the wards and also in the discharge area while patients wait to leave. We will also have the pleasure of listening to her play for us live on air