Harrogate Hospital Radio’s chairman picks up outstanding contribution accolade

Harrogate Hospital Radio’s chairman has picked up a broadcasting award for his ‘tremendous’ efforts after his colleagues nominated him in secret.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:33 am
Harrogate Hospital Radio chairman Mark Oldfield

Mark Oldfield won the John Whitney Outstanding Contribution Award at this year’s annual Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards ceremony, held online on Saturday night.

Mark was nominated by his Harrogate Hospital Radio committee members, with support from Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s Angela Schofield and Harrogate MP Andrew Jones.

In their submission, the committee said: “Mark is unaware we are nominating him for this award, but we are doing it as a way of recognising the tremendous contribution he has made to the radio station since he joined us as a rookie broadcaster in August 2013.

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Mark said: “I had no idea I had been nominated for the John Whitney Award by the committee, Angela and Andrew, and I am simply stunned to have won it. I’m honoured, thrilled, delighted and extremely humbled. I’m incredibly lucky to be supported in my role by a fantastic team of volunteers who make my job so much easier. Whilst this award recognises my contribution, without our members’ individual contributions there would be no Harrogate Hospital Radio.”

Visit www.harrogatehospitalradio.org.uk for more details.