Colne Radio Receives King Coel Kittens Funding

Colne Radio has received a grant of £3,348 from King Coel’s Kittens to pay for two pieces of equipment we need to go on FM.

Jackie Bowis, Chair of King Coel’s Kittens, said:

“We felt that this move from an internet-based radio station to an FM radio based community radio station was an important step for Colchester and one that could help give many other people working in the voluntary sector a channel in which to promote their organisation and activities. We wish Colne Radio every success with this move to FM broadcasting”.

King Coel’s Kittens was established in 1962 as a fund-raising Group in Colchester to raise money for local charities and good causes. Since they began, the Kittens have raised over £500,000 to help many organisations in the Borough by paying for items to help them in the work that they do.

Dave Purdey, chair of Colne Radio said:

“We are delighted by the generous donation from King Coel’s Kittens. It takes us one step nearer to achieving our goal of going FM early next year. Our aim is to provide a truly local broadcasting service for listeners in Colchester and the surrounding area which helps promote and publicise local organisations, charities and community groups.”

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