Why these students will be on air for 24 HOURS straight

Posted on - 5th December, 2016 - 8:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston Locations, Preston News, UCLan, University campus

Joe and Maria will need plenty of coffee during their broadcast

A 24-hour live broadcasting marathon will be held by the student radio station at University of Central Lancashire to raise money for charity.


UCLan student Maria Jacovou is teaming up with her co-host, Joe Young, to broadcast for 24 consecutive hours from the university’s radio station in order to raise money for the charity Young Minds.

The broadcast will be aired at Pulse Radio from 6pm on Friday (9 December) until 6pm on Saturday (10 December).

The show will feature 20 unique segments, ranging from musical theatre to indie and grime, along with special guests from other shows who will be appearing throughout.

Young Minds is the UK charity focused on improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people, and the students hope to raise £200 for the charity.

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The team chose to raise money for Young Minds because it’s a cause close to their hearts and it’s something they hope can make a tangible difference to the lives of people who need it.

Joe Young, a second year UCLan student studying English and French, said: “I’m extremely excited to do this event. It’ll be a tough one but it’s for a great cause and will hopefully see us making a real difference to someone’s life.”

Maria Jacovou, first year student studying journalism, said: “I’m really looking forward to the experience.

“It’ll be a challenge because I’ve never done anything of the sort before, but I do like a challenge and it’s all for a good cause”

On Monday morning the radio station had a visit from UCLan’s new chancellor and broadcaster Ranvir Singh.

You can tune into the broadcast at the Pulse Radio website and you can donate by texting PMSU69 £1 to 70070 to donate £1, or by going to JustGiving.

Will you be tuning into the broadcast? Have you heard of the Young Minds charity? Let us know in the comments below

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