A NORTH Tyneside-based radio station has raised £5,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Hit music station Capital FM, broadcasting from Silverlink Business Park in North Shields, joined forces with Benton-based retail chain Grainger Games to raise the cash for the trust via its Help a Capital Child charity.
The station put branded charity bins in 24 Grainger Games stores around the north east, including its head office at Benton’s North Tyne Industrial Estate and those at North Shields and Whitley Bay, and asked listeners to donate unwanted Xbox, Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 3 games to be sold on its behalf.
All the money raised will go towards the charity’s appeal for funding for a new teenage cancer ward at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital.
Capital FM managing director Kim Miljus said: “We are delighted to receive £5,000 from Grainger Games for our charity, Help a Capital Child.
“Both Capital FM and Grainger Games would like to say a huge thank you to our listeners, whose generosity has been amazing during the campaign.”