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The Hitmix Christmas Appeal

THANK YOU!!!! With your help we have made the following donations … Affordable Food £250 plus selection boxes and knitted toys, Alice Charity £250 plus lots of knitted and hand made toys and household items, Our Space (Staffs) £250 plus chocs, Peter Pan £250 plus Chocs, Tri Services Veterans £250 plus selection boxes, Betley Cat Rescue £250, Dougie Mac £250 plus selection boxes and toys, £250 CRY In Memory of Dan Hughes, £250 of dog food divided between Pebbles Legacy Dog Rescue and Animal Lifeline plus lots of blankets an towels, Coats for Goddard Dunbar Christmas Appeal, Newcastle Food Bank – food and Christmas treats, The Children’s section of Royal Stoke – toys and selection boxes. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT – TO THE PEOPLE WHO DONATED AND TO THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THE JOHNNY OWEN FUND –  AND FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!!!

Thank you to everyone who brought in selection boxes we had over 300 plus other chocolates and goodies!!  Thank you to everyone who brought in food for the food banks.   Dog food, towels, toys treats and blankets for Pebbles Legacy and Animal Lifeline.  We supported Goddard Dunbar in their appeal to collect  coats for the homeless – thank you to everyone who brought in coats.  Thank you to those who were making and collecting all year round including Shirley Durber, Christine Helps, Carol Smith, Haze Pattison, Karen Leslie and many others.  Thank you to the local businesses who have donated, especially A.D. Modular who donated some lovely toys.

Thank you to W.M. Rileys in Alsagers Bank (they used to be Brookside Pet food based in Betley – the two have now merged) – thank you for the amazing amount of dog food, toys and treats that our £250 was able to buy – you are so generous!!

One community coming together to help the people who need a little help and also important local charities and organisations!!

We appreciate each and every one of you for your generosity and for your support all year round!xxx

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THE JOHNNY OWEN ANNUAL GALA DINNER DANCE

Saturday 7th  OCTOBER 2023 – arrival from 6.30pm – Dinner at 7.30 – carriages 1 am

In memory of our dear friend Johnny Owen – to remember him and celebrate his life.

Following the success of the last two events, The JOHNNY OWEN MEMORIAL DINNER will continue to be an annual event. This year we will be at the sumptuous KEELE HALL again on 7th October – arrival from 6.30pm with dinner at 7.30pm. Tickets which ARE NOW AVAILABLE, are £60 per person (£50+vat) including an excellent three course dinner, entertainment with 60’s band ‘The Casuals’ and disco til 1am. A fantastic night is guaranteed, supporting the JOHNNY OWEN ACHIEVEMENT FUND.  Get in touch via facebook, email news@thehitmix.co.uk or call 07506 645765.

Arrival from 6.30 – Bucks fizz on arrival and then bar is open

Sit down at 7.30 – three course meal and coffee

Entertainment

Compere  – Robbie Benson

Entertainment – the 60’s band ‘The Casuals’.  A great floor filling set from the band.  They are VERY good!!

Disco – Dancing til 1am.

Dress – we have said black tie – or lounge suits – whatever you feel comfortable in … A lot of ladies are wearing long dresses, a lot are wearing short dresses … some are wearing black trousers and a dressy top  …  it is all about doing your own thing and enjoying the night!!

PHOTOGRAPHS by Gail from GB Photography

Here is what we have done so far in the community in Johnny Owens name …..

The Macari Centre – £1,500

MacMillan Nurses at Leighton Hospital – £1,500

The Gordon Banks Memorial Garden in Fenton – £1,500

Affordable Foods Stoke – Christmas Presents – £250 (plus additional food and selection boxes)

Alice Charity in Newcastle – Christmas Presents – £250 (plus additional toys and selection boxes)

City Dogs Home – £250 (plus we collected blankets)

Newcastle Homeless Centre – £100 (plus we collected food)

CRY in memory of Dan Hughes – £250

Jordan Poole – Sponsorship of a young local Sportsman – £250

Peter Pan Centre – towards sensory Garden – £300

Rosalie Heatherington – Young baby with heart defect – donation – £100

We also donated 120 selection boxes to the Stoke on Trent mothers Network, Selection boxes and chocolates to ‘Our Space Staffs’, lots of food to Newcastle Food Bank, treats and chocolates to the Children’s Ward at the RSUH.  We also sent 230 ‘shoeboxes’ full of treats abroad. 

 

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Saturday 5th August … THE BETLEY SHOW …

It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever!

The 165th Betley Show and Country Fair,

Betley Court Farm, Betley

On Saturday 5th August from 10am

An action-packed, fun-filled family day out, with the spectacular “Jez Avery Stunt Show”, “Les Amis D’onno Equine Display”, and much, much more for the whole family!

Stalls, demonstrations, Refreshments, competitions including the famous Horticulture show, Traditional skills and the Vintage Transport Village.

A fabulous funfair and so much to do for the children – there’s the horse show, dog show, archery, dog and duck display, the animal man, wings and things, the rock Choir, and live music all day from The Hitmix Radio Roadshow.

You can pay on the gate on the day – but for a great special deal, advance on-line booking is just £10 for adults, £5 for children, with FREE on-site parking!

Betley Show – Saturday the 5th of August – The ultimate family day out! Bring a picnic and enjoy the whole day!

Follow us on Facebook and our Website “BetleyShow.com”

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lets talk about the SPACE scheme.  It is a local scheme for young people all across Staffordshire which is organised by the Staffordshire Commissioners Office. It gives young people aged 8 to 17 fantastic things to do during the school holidays right through until 1st September – and is proven to reduce anti-social behaviour by young people during the school holidays which is fantastic.

Here are some statistics … In 2022, almost 11,000 young people, aged between 8 and 17, enjoyed over 2,500 activities as part of the Space programme. There were over 21,000 attendances at events, equating to over 47,000 hours.  Space 2023 will begin after the three welcome launch days and will end on 1 September and will offer a variety of activities including swimming and gym passes, multi sports and park events, trips out and arts and crafts. And much more.
Space was relaunched in 2015 and its gone from strength to strength, and there has been a 75% reduction in youth ASB during the summer period since 2016. When the programme began, 1,395 reports of youth-related ASB were recorded compared to 354 in 2022.  Last year Jane went along to Longton Park to interview the Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime –  Ben Adams, and she thought, we can add some excitement to these events with the roadshow.  So this year we are very proud to be attending the three launch events with our roadshow at Hanley Park on 26th, Tunstall Park on the 27th and Queens Park Longton on the 28th July.  Don’t miss attending one of those if you are aged between 8 and 17 …. The three launch days are just the start of it ….  go to the Space website, www.staffordshirespace.uk   where you can sign up to receive information about everything that is going on, and you will find all of the details there.

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Sunday 10th September  ….. Every year we at the Hitmix are honoured to take part in the CRY family fun cricket day and we really look forward to taking the roadshow along – this year it is the turn of Bignall End Cricket Club to host this amazing day.  The purpose of the day is to raise funds for CRY in memory of Dan Hughes, and also to raise awareness of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, known as SADS).  Dan was just 28 years old and he lost his life on 18th March 2015.  He was active, energetic, athletic, no bad habits – not someone you would expect to lose his life so young.  in the UK alone an average of 12 young people die EVERY WEEK with heart related issues! Dave, Sue and Kim and the family provide screening for young people between the ages of 14 and 35 – each test costs £60.  So it’s not cheap!! Funds need to be raised on a regular basis …. The Annual Cricket Day is a great time to get involved –it is always a fantastic day … The Hitmix Radio roadshow will be there plus lots of stalls and fun things to do .. plenty of cricket of course .. and there is always a fantastic auction and this year there are some amazing prizes …here are just a few …

Coronation street experience … Ricky Hatton signed boxing gloves … Signed Gordon Banks picture … Signed football wizards shirt … Gas B-B-Q … Signed Stoke City shirt … Stuart Broad signed England cricket shirt … Lancashire signed bat inc. Jimmy Anderson … 3 x Man City tickets … Traditional 2 Seater Bench … Stoke City match day experience … Spa day Voucher at the moat House, Alsager … Aaron Ramsdale signed Arsenal shirt

…. you have of course got to be there to take part ….. and there will be a special guest this year .. Stoke City’s Mascot ‘Hippo Pottermus’ –. Also, Stoke City will be bringing an inflatable set of goals and a speed gun so you can see how hard you can kick a football.  Another new attraction for this year is Archery … plus there will be a climbing frame, face painting, Pear tree nursery & creation station, glitter painting, Bouncy castles, A fire engine and a police car (the last 2 are dependent on call outs as you would expect), and much more.

The Hitmix will be delivering 2 hours of soul and Motown from 5 til 7 – so everyone can have a good old boogie … so don’t forget your dancing shoes!!

It will be a fantastic day … We hope to see you there …  Sunday 10th September at Bignall End Cricket Club

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The Hitmix ‘HOME AND AWAY’ Christmas Appeal ….  Thank you to everyone who helped with our Appeal ….. here’s what we achieved!!

-230 Shoeboxes filled with beautiful things and plenty of love for the Teams4U Shoebox appeal – PLUS £300 towards transporting them abroad to countries including Ukraine

-£250 of presents, two large boxes of groceries and 50 selection boxes to AFFORDALE FOOD STOKE

-£250 of food and treats (plus lots or extras thrown in thanks to Brookside Pet foods in Betley) PLUS piles of bedding and blankets kindly donated into the blue bin, to the CITY DOGS HOME

-£250 of ‘teenage boys’ things and also under 2’s presents to help ALICE CHARITY fill their giftbags for local families PLUS a BIG pile of fabulous presents

– £100 of toiletries for the HOMELESS SHELTER in Newcastle under Lyme – PLUS two big bags of food

-120 Selection boxes for the STOKE-ON -TRENT MOTHERS SUPPORT NETWORK – Chocolates and Selection boxes for ‘OUR SPACE in Newcastle to share out at their Christmas Party

– two large bags of food, chocolates, biscuits and selection boxes to NEWCASTLE FOOD BANK Distribution Centre

-two bags of chocolates and treats to the RSUH CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY WARD

– A lovely arrangement of chocolate donated by Deb and Steve Leach was given to BROADMEADOW CARE HOME in Chesterton, residents and staff – Although they have had a tough time through covid, they collected between them for food for us to hand out in our appeal.  It really cheered them up!

THANK YOU TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE, COLLECTED AND DONATED ALL YEAR ROUND AND TO ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES WHO HAVE SUPPORTED OUR APPEALS – YOU ARE ALL AMAZING.  THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED OUR JOHNNY OWEN FUND, SOME OF WHICH HAS BEEN USED THIS CHRISTMAS TO MAKE LIFE MORE TOLERABLE FOR LOCAL FAMILIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On Saturday 3rd December, The Hitmix team will be at Tunstall Market from 10 til 4 for their Christmas Light Switch on.  Last year a lot of you came to see us there – this year we hope to see even more!!   It is a beautiful market –  with lots of stalls selling some great unusual items – so some great Christmas present ideas and things you don’t see anywhere else.  Santa Clause will be there actually in the grotto between 12 and 2, Olaf from Frozen will be there, there will be face painting, balloon modelling, plenty to do for the children – The Lord Mayor will be there from 2.30 and the lights will be switched on at 3pm.  Why don’t you come to see us there – its all undercover so the weather doesn’t matter …  and bring us something for our appeal … anything at all …  some chocolates, a selection box .. anything – and it would be lovely to see you.  That’s Saturday 3rd December – and it will be the start of Christmas!!

 

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We have now launched our HITMIX  ‘Home and Away’ Christmas Appeal – we are collecting for families at ‘home’ via local foodbanks and charities and children ‘away’ via the shoeboxes.  We have put together 230 shoeboxes and are now collecting for postage,  If you can help …….

You can donate via our just giving page – if you would like to help us support these great causes the link is https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hitmix-christmas-home-and-away

You can donate things that local families might appreciate at Christmas time via our blue bin, but hopefully we should be soon getting out in in the coming weeks with the roadshow to collect.  We will be at Tunstall Market on 3rd December from 10 til 4

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hitmix-christmas-home-and-away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our SHOE BOX APPEAL will be ending next Friday 17th November!! If you wish to donate to the shoeboxes we need everything before then – we are particularly looking for Sweets and Chocolate, little toys, stationery and toiletries. NEXT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY we will be box filling! The lovely REVEREND SUE from KNUTTON ST.MARY’S CHURCH has kindly offered us the church to fill the boxes!! Thank you Sue!! CALLING ALL BOX FILLERS … Let us know if you want to help! ❤❤❤ #teams4U

 

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If you have been listening to the HitMix on one our own apps, we have some great news ! Our iPhone and Android PHONE APPS have now been UPDATED in order to make them more compatible with the latest phones, and best of all, to make the audio quality better for you. To take advantage of the new higher quality audio and better compatibility with many mobile devices, please delete the current HitMix app and download the new one from your play store, or via the Hitmix website www.thehitmix.xo.uk. If you have any problems please let us know!❤🎶❤

 

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THE JOHNNY OWEN ANNUAL GALA DINNER DANCE

29th OCTOBER 2022 – arrival from 6.30pm – Dinner at 7.30 – carriages 1 am

In memory of our dear friend Johnny Owen – to remember him and celebrate his life.

Following the success of last years event, The JOHNNY OWEN MEMORIAL DINNER will be an annual event. This year we will be at the sumptuous KEELE HALL again on 29th October – arrival from 6.30pm with dinner at 7.30pm. Tickets which ARE NOW AVAILABLE, are still just £50 per person including an excellent three course dinner, entertainment with Gordon Hendricks – back by popular demand after last years explosive performance, and disco til 1am with the Hitmix Radio Roadshow. A fantastic night is guaranteed, supporting the JOHNNY OWN ACHIEVEMENT FUND. At last years event we raised £1,700 for the Johnny Owen Achievement Fund.  Get in touch via facebook, email news@thehitmix.co.uk or call 07506 645765.

Arrival from 6.30 – Bucks fizz on arrival and then bar is open

Sit down at 7.30 – three course meal and coffee

Entertainment

Compere  – Robbie Benson

Singer – Gordon Hendricks … local award winning Elvis impersonator … but he is singing as himself on the night. Back by popular demand after last years success

Disco – Dancing til 1am with the Hitmix Radio roadshow.

Dress – we have said black tie – or lounge suits – whatever you feel comfortable in … A lot of ladies are wearing long dresses, a lot are wearing short dresses … some are wearing black trousers and a dressy top  …  it is all about doing your own thing and enjoying the night!!

PHOTOGRAPHS by Gail from GB Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hitmix radio station installs lifesaving equipment for the Community

A lifesaving defibrillator has been installed at local community radio station ‘The Hitmix’, located in Alsagers Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Charity fundraisers Dave and Sue Hughes – who are regular guests on the station’s airwaves – officially unveiled the defibrillator on Wednesday 28 April.  Station manager, Robbie Benson said: “We are surrounded by countryside and popular walkways and we wanted to provide something which all of the community can use if need be.  Having the defibrillator right outside the station means anyone walking, cycling or enjoying the countryside nearby can use it if required – not forgetting our own neighbours and presenters.

In recent months the station has received overwhelming support from listeners who have donated towards the installation of the equipment outside of the studios.  “We are delighted by the backing we have had from our wonderful listeners, who have supported the installation with donations,” adds Robbie.We are very much here for the community and the Hitmix will maintain and take responsibility for the upkeep of this equipment.”

“We would like to say a special thanks to Dave and Sue for being a part of the launch.”

Dave, who along with wife Sue raises money for CRY, said: “We were thrilled when The Hitmix asked us to launch the defibrillator. This is a very important piece of equipment which could potentially save a life and many thanks to Robbie and the Hitmix team for getting this in place for our community.”

Dave and Sue’s son, Dan Hughes, passed away in 2015 unexpectedly from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and since their son’s death, Dave and Sue Hughes set up a memorial fund in Dan’s name to help stage heart screening days with national charity CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Hitmix Radio broadcasts seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  Tune in on 107.5 FM, or online via The Hitmix website – www.thehitmix.co.uk or via Alexa.

 

 

 

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