Hampshire radio station raises hundreds for charity

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A RADIO station managed to raise hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity.

Wave 105 took listeners on a wild day out to Marwell Zoo and managed to raise more than £700 for its Cash for Kids charity.

Radio presenter, Rick Jackson, picked up the 35 listeners in a double-decker bus, courtesy of Stagecoach, from various collection points across the Portsmouth area and chauffeured them to the zoo.

Paul Simmons, head of marketing communications at Marwell, said: ‘It was a pleasure to welcome the Wave 105 listeners to Marwell and introduce them to our resident animals while raising money for a worthy cause.’

The visitors wandered around the centre looking at the wildlife before sitting down to enjoy a picnic while Marwell staff explained the conservation work that is carried out by the zoo.

Gloria Hill, charity manager of Wave 105 Cash for Kids, said: ‘We want to say a big thank you to Stagecoach for lending us the double decker bus and to Marwell Zoo for giving us the tickets for the event.

‘It was a fabulous day, seeing all the wildlife and learning about the work that Marwell does to conserve these beautiful beasts.’