Brookes Radio to hold 24 hour charity broadcast with special guests

Friday, 28 November 2014

Brookes Radio

Special guests Alastair Campbell and Sebastian Faulks will join Brookes Radio on Saturday 29 November as they host a charity broadcast.

The student-run radio station, which is based at the Headington campus, will be raising money for Nightline, an independent and confidential listening and support service for students suffering from mental ill health and emotional difficulties. The organisation is run by students from Oxford Brookes and Oxford University.

The 24 hour broadcast will begin at 12pm on Saturday and run until 12pm on Sunday (30 November).  As well as Q&As with their special guests, the team will also host ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and ‘A Question of Sport’ style quizzes and introduce a number of live music performances.

Ben Rayner, co-president said: “It will be great having Alastair Campbell on the show as he will be able to discuss two of the things Brookes Union is campaigning about this year.

“The Union have made raising awareness of mental health issues a key campaign along with encouraging students to vote in next year’s general election.

“Alastair has obvious political experience and we hope he will persuade students to take time to vote but he is also a tireless campaigner for mental health awareness and we hope he’ll endorse the work that Brookes Union have carried out to combat the stigma of mental health issues and signpost people to the best possible support.”

Other guests who will feature on the show over the weekend include broadcaster Annabel Port, singer-songwriters Alex Lanyon and Jess Glynne, rapper Half Decent and Oxford City manager Mike Ford.

People can hear the broadcast by logging on to the Brookes Radio website. The show will also be broadcast to the Brookes Union and Sports Centre bars on the Gipsy Lane campus and the Harcourt Hill bar.  You can donate to Nightline via their Just Giving page