At the beginning of the academic year, the Insanity Radio Community Project, with the support of the Insanity Radio Production Board, launched an initiative to focus our fundraising efforts throughout the 2015 – 2016 academic year. As part of this, we encouraged members of Insanity Radio to put forward bids for charities that we would commit to supporting. We received bids from many presenters and members of the community and the charities that were proposed were carefully considered. After a few weeks of running this initiative, we are pleased to announce that we have come to an agreement about who we will be supporting during this year.
Today, we are proud to announce that we have reached out to the Mary Frances Trust, a mental health charity based in Leatherhead and we will be showing our support to them in future with events which can include (but aren’t limited to) marathon broadcasts, fundraising within the local community and fundraising events on campus.
The Mary Frances Trust offers a variety of services for people suffering from consequences of their mental ill health. Some of the services they provide directly and other services are being provided by, or jointly with, their partners. All of their services are designed to support people’s wellbeing and help them on their way to recovery.
After the decision was made, Insanity Radio Assistant Station Manager, Conor Ryan said “it’s such a wonderful charity, and such a wonderful cause. We look forward to working with them in the future.’
If you’d like more information on the Mary Frances Trust and what they do to support the local community, please go to their website.