Trash For Cash

Photo: David Sammons (Signal Sales), Liz Oxley ( Stone Group), Chris Buckley (Signal Radio), Louise Stones (Signal 1 Breakfast),  Chris Bovaird (Signal1), Andy Cook (Signal 1 Breakfast), Julian Conway (Stone Group), Gary Buxton (Stone Group).

Signal Radio, has raised more than £6000 in various appeals since Christmas, to donate to Help a Signal Child, a fund that helps local disadvantaged children.

The biggest appeal, Trash for Cash, raised just over £3500, with Signal working with government-accredited recycler The Stone Group to encourage listeners to donate their old mobile phones, laptops and computers.

Gary Buxton, Group Operations and Service Director for The Stone Group, said: “We couldn’t be happier that £3,500 is going towards such a great cause within the area. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of the public and local businesses, for their generous donations and the continued support from all at Signal radio who braved the weather conditions at every drop off point throughout the week – all to raise money for Help a Signal Child.”

Signal Radio sold three radio desks following a studio refit bringing in another £2000, and the station also organised a presenter calendar and an auction as well as collecting general donations from the public.

Chris Buckley, Senior Programme Controller at Signal Radio, said: “The generosity of our listeners in Staffordshire and Cheshire is overwhelming. They always get involved with the huge variety of events that take place for Help a Signal Child, simply because they want to help others. Signal Radio has become the avenue to direct our listeners help to those who need it.”