VOLUNTEERS in Bradford are gearing up for a 30-hour radiothon to raise money for a hospital station.

Volunteers at St Luke's Sound, which entertains patients and staff at St Luke's Hospital, will broadcast non-stop from 10am on Tuesday, June 20 to 4pm the next day.

During the two-days, the radio team will also host a tombola in the Horton Wing at St Luke’s with lots of prizes to be won.

Organisers hope the radiothon will boost the station's profile and help attract new presenters.

The station is asking Bradford companies to sponsor the event, which they can do by contacting David Rathmell who isSt Luke’s Sound secretary on (01274) 601778 or email him at d.rathmell@live.co.uk

All funds raised will be spent on maintaining and improving St Luke’s Sound’s service to patients and staff.

Mr Rathmell said: “We’ve run radiothons in the past and they have always been well supported so we are hoping that our 2017 event will be as successful as those we have run previously. We really hope the local community will get behind the volunteers and celebrate this service that we provide at St Luke’s. As well as the music we play, we see the radio station as a way of keeping patients and staff informed of what’s happening in and around the hospital.”