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Volunteers at a hospital radio station are set to undertake a marathon 72-hour broadcast to raise money for NHS charities.

While the volunteer presenters at CHBN cannot currently access their regular studio at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro due to the coronavirus crisis, they have been continuing to broadcast from home.

Saying that “the show must go on” and utilising technology, the station now has 10 home-based studios from which volunteers can broadcast live.

The community radio station, which broadcasts across Truro as well as to the hospital wards at Treliske, West Cornwall Hospital and St Michael’s in Hayle, will hold its charity event this coming bank holiday weekend.

Starting at 6pm on Thursday (May 6) the non-stop broadcast will continue until 6pm on Sunday (May 10).

A team of 13 presenters will take to the airwaves in three-hour shifts to keep listeners entertained.

The aim of the event is to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day as well as raise money for the NHS Combined Charities.

Jason Moyle, CHBN programme controller, said: “We are based at the hospital and we see what an amazing job the NHS staff do every day of the year.”

Donations for the effort can be made online at http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/athomewithchbn

CHBN can be heard on FM in the Truro area on 100.8FM and is also available online at http://www.chbnradio.org

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