2018 Testimonials include...
"Thank you so much for allowing our sixth form students to visit 105.5 on Monday – they are still buzzing from their experience. It was fantastic to hear their recording on air too; thank you for making that happen. Two of our students are keen to come in on long-term work placement!".
Dani, Crowdy's Hill School
(2 students subsequently have been coming in to SWINDON 105.5 and loving it!)
"On Friday our Chairman Nigel Swabey said ‘Wouldn’t it be good if we reached £10,000 (last sale just ofer £6,000) with our Sale on Saturday’. With great weather forecast, I thought we’d be very lucky.. and left it at that. We could hardly believe it…. The result was greater...a £12,000 total. So much so, we triple checked! Thank you so much for all your support we definitely felt that there was a benefit from working with SWINDON 105.5. I’d love to see how we can work even closer in the coming months."
Allie, Group Marketing Director
RADIO INTERVIEW INCREASED INTEREST FOR A LOCAL BUSINESS
"A couple of weeks ago Laura from your station approached our shop and asked if we were interested in doing a radio interview on our Himalayan salt lamps and associated products. Since it aired we have had quite an uptake on interest in the Himalayan salt lamps so I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to Laura and to yourselves for this opportunity. Being a tiny family business (myself, ross my brother and our father) we don’t have the “big bucks” to shell out for marketing, everything we do is in house and usually no financial cost due to not having the budget there. You guys came along and just wanted to help and we are truly humbled by that so again thank you."
"Thank you to Shirley for supporting our Liden Primary School Summer Fair! …and for your work with the children. I just wanted to send this to say thanks again for all we have done with SWINDON 105.5 over the last few weeks. We are really keen to continue to build our relationship with 105.5."
John, On behalf of Liden Primary School
STUDENT PLACEMENTS AND INDIVIDUALS
"Thank you for the Work Experience placement you provided this year for a Farmor’s School students. We are aware of the amount of time, energy and commitment you have to put into ensuring that our students had a varied range of experiences which can be the most valuable learning.
Once back in school the following week the students completed many activities and written an account of their experiences with your organisation, so that maximum use is made of this period when they were learning outside the classroom. We are grateful for all your help and support and the hospitality shown to our students. We hope that you will be able to participate in the scheme again next year."
INDIVIDUALS WHO DEVELOPED THROUGH SWINDON 105.5 include...
"Thank you for helping me and putting up with me for seven years. I have learnt a lot and it has helped me alongside my stagecraft and studies. I will really miss being a part of Saturday Splash and promise to keep in touch to let you know how my career develops."
David (age 16)
Thought I would drop you a quick message to say thanks for all your help and support you gave me in the early stages of my radio career. I was listening to the Leisure show with Nick this morning and remembered the fun I had working on that show at the County Ground, so I thought I would get in touch. It is great to see the station doing so well and I hope it continues to go from strength to strength.
Radio Producer, TalkSPORT
PLACEMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM
"A huge Thank You for the placements for our students with you throughout the past academic year, they have all benefitted considerably, developed social skills as well as other transferable skills - and thoroughly enjoyed their experiences - unique and valuable. We look forward to further developing our relationship and to starting again in September".
Priory College, July
For New Term from September 2017
Our new students are excited to be able to take part in 105.5’s activities this year and are looking forward to more programme-making. An exciting opportunity.
Bob (Priory College)
"We have some very excited students, eager to return to SWINDON 105.5 and continue to develop various skills - and their confidence has grown!"
"This is the first time I have completed any written work - and I feel good"
autistic student, who researched and scripted a piece to record, add in sound effects and reviewed video games; great achievement
"I am so pleased that I came to SWINDON 105.5 four years ago. My confidence has developed som much and I now have a paid part-time job! I will stay a volunteer, too, with SWINDON 105.5 which is like my second family"
A FUNDING BODY
"I Just wanted to say thank you for letting myself and Lis come and take photos on Monday morning and meet some of the team – you have great team of volunteers at Swindon 105.5, so it was a real pleasure to see your Station in action." (SWINDON 105.5 is featured in the Foundatin's 2016-7 Annual Report - and has received several grants since launching in 2008)
Marketing & Communications Manager, Wiltshire Community Foundation
A FEW PROGRAMME COMMENTS RECEIVED
I listened with sheer bliss at today's Teen Dreams with Nigel Pearce on The Paul Simon Songbook. What a brilliant pastiche of music and atmosphere. Please pass on my congratulations on a great programme, sheer class just like Swindon 105.5FM !!
"Listening to this programme - an absolute joy, which really makes my day!"
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