Royal nod for hospital radio

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HARROGATE Hospital Radio is broadcasting its shows with Royal approval after being awarded a prestigious regional community award.

The station, which was started in 1977, has been presented with The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award for its work within Harrogate District Hospital.

The award – which focuses on encouraging the development of community spirit, individual leadership and initiative in Yorkshire and the Humber - is only awarded to community schemes of outstanding merit as a recognition of excellence.

Prince Andrew presented the award personally at a ceremony at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, spoke to hospital radio members and recorded a message for patients and staff.

Mark Bexley, chairman of Harrogate Hospital Radio, said: “We are very proud to be recognised by the Duke of York’s Community Initiative for our work. It means a great deal to all our members as it gives us a Royal seal of approval.”

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