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Radio Horton appeals for Ward Visitors

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Banbury's hospital broadcasting service, Radio Horton, is appealing for new volunteers to visit and spend time with patients at the Horton General Hospital, collecting music requests for its weekday evening request programmes.

Radio Horton Chairman, Anthony Brown, said: "We have always maintained a good working relationship with the Horton General Hospital, but recently we have lost some valuable volunteers on our ward visiting rounds.

"We encourage anybody looking for an exciting volunteering opportunity in 2019 to take part in ward visiting - meeting patients on the wards and hearing about their favourite music."

Hospital radio is a unique medium with a close-knit audience, allowing its volunteers and presenters to put names to faces and meet their listeners.

"Some patients may not see a non-clinical person during their stay in hospital. There is nothing more gratifying than meeting patients, hearing their stories, bringing comfort and solace to them at a time when they need it most and playing their favourite music," adds Anthony.

Volunteering at Radio Horton is fully flexible, with volunteers expected to spend at least an hour each week visiting the wards, although they can commit to more if they wish.

Full training is provided and all candidates are subject to safeguarding approval and successful completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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