Tring Radio donates hundreds to DENS Foodbank

Tring Radio is a non-profit based station

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 10:38 am

Tring Radio has donated £300 to DENS Foodbank to help the charity continue supporting those in need.

The radio station was established during lockdown as a way of bringing the community together in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Tring Radio has since become the fastest growing Radio Station in the South East of England, with a large team of volunteer presenters and is run entirely as a non-profit based station.

Tring Radio Volunteer Presenters Peter Ashman and Natalie Spence, Wendy Lewington (Chief Executive of Dens) and Nicky Maxwell Braithwaite Community Events and Fundraising Manager for Dens (C) Adam Hollier Photography

Any proceeds from its local business sponsors, advertisers or listener donations over and above the running costs of the station are donated to its chosen local charities or good causes.

During the early stages of Tring Radio it was decided that Tring Radio would focus firstly on DENS Foodbank based in Tring and Dacorum, because charities especially foodbanks were running out of stock.

Foodbank volunteers were finding it difficult or impossible to staff the warehouse because of lockdown and equally lockdown presented food banks with increased demand from the public as well as increased costs of PPE and safety equipment for both staff and users.

A spokesperson for Tring Radio said: "Today we were proud at Tring Radio for two of our Tring Radio Volunteer Presenters Natalie Spence and Peter Ashman to present the proceeds from listener donations from our first Tring Radio fundraising campaign to Wendy Lewington (Chief Executive of Dens) and Nicky Maxwell Braithwaite Community Events and Fundraising Manager for DENS.

Tring Radio Volunteer Presenter Peter Ashman and Wendy Lewington (Chief Executive of Dens) (C) Adam Hollier Photography

"DENS do a great job helping rebuild lives across the Dacorum and Hertfordshire area and need constant fundraising and donations throughout the year, especially in these difficult times and we have been pleased that our listeners and presenters have been happy to help."

DENS houses, supports and empowers vulnerable single homeless people, and others in crisis, to transform their lives, for more about the charity click here.

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