Royal Holloway Science Festival 2016

Insanity will be broadcasting live from the annual Royal Holloway Science festival from 10-4pm on the 5th of March. It promises to be a fun and informative day for all the family. You can listen into the coverage all day throughout campus, online at http://insanityradio.com/listen or through our new Insanity Radio 103.2FM app available on iOS and Android. Check back here for live updates throughout the day and come see us in the Windsor Building!

Winter Welfare Wednesdays – Working with Age UK

The Insanity Radio Community Team have been working with Age UK Runnymede and Spelthorne this term, to create an exciting campaign known as ‘Winter Welfare Wednesdays’. Its main aim was to combat loneliness in older individuals, especially during the winter months.

It involved members of the Community Team having a natter with older individuals, talking about their experiences as well as looking ahead towards future goals they would like to achieve. They also gave strong advice to individuals who are facing a lonely Christmas. These interviews were then broadcast on the Community Hour (Wednesdays, 6-7pm). You can listen back to these interviews any time on our Soundcloud and Mixcloud accounts:

www.soundcloud.com/insanity-community

www.mixcloud.com/InsanityRadioCommunity

I would like to personally thank all the team here at Insanity Radio for making this campaign an exciting and heart warming experience. I would also like to thank Age UK Runnymede and Spelthorne for all their help in bringing this campaign to life. Finally, I would like to thank all the individuals we interviewed: you are all radio stars and are welcome back any time on Insanity Radio!

— Jon O’Shea – Head of Community Outreach

Dyslexia Action Community Workshop

Over the past five weeks, the Insanity Radio Community Team have worked with a group of individuals from the Egham branch of Dyslexia Action, a charity which supports individuals with literacy and numeracy difficulties.

They took part in five workshops based on aspects of radio, including News Broadcasting, Event Management, DJing, Producing and Planning a show, and finally presenting a show on Insanity Radio 103.2FM! You can listen to their shows via the link below:

www.mixcloud.com/InsanityRadioCommunity/insanity-radio-community-present-dyslexia-actions-radio-shows

We are proud to have worked with Dyslexia Action, and huge congratulations goes to all involved!

— Jon O’Shea – Head of Community Outreach

Insanity Radio commits to working with Mary Frances Trust

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.