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Radio Station Set For New Studio Thanks To Airport Cash Boost

26 Oct 2012

A community radio station in Harlow is celebrating over the airwaves after receiving a £3400 cash boost towards a new training studio thanks to the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.

Hawks Community Radio’s new studio will allow the station to offer a range of training packages designed to improve the skills of unemployed youngsters, teach budding presenters, as well as enabling community groups and charities to record messages and promote events.

Visiting the station on behalf of the Fund to hand over the cheque, Stansted Airport’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Marcella M’Rabety, said:

"The panel was delighted to be able to support this project. The Fund supports projects which help young people to learn new skills, to gain confidence and self-esteem and this scheme is a perfect example of these objectives."

Hawks Community Radio broadcasts online at http://www.hawksradio.co.uk/ and is based in Harlow’s Town Centre Little Walk. Steve Ray from the station, said:

"This is a massive boost towards fulfilling the station’s vision for its work in the Community. We cannot thank the Stansted Community Fund enough for understanding the importance of the work we are doing."

The Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust, supports youth, environment and volunteering projects within a 40 mile radius of Stansted Airport. More information on how to apply for a community donation can be found by visiting the website, www.stanstedairport.com.

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