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BBC’s “Give A Gift” sale raises record sum!

The fourth BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey 2019 Give A Gift sale has raised more money than ever before. The event, which took place on Saturday morning at St Pauls Arts Centre in Worthing, raised £2,379 for BBC Children In Need. Presenters Danny Pike and Mark Carter broadcast their shows live from the sale room.

Since Christmas, listeners have been donating their new, unwanted Christmas gifts at various drop-off points around the area, including community stations Uckfield FM and Susy Radio, who also lent their support. All the items were then sold at the special sale. For the first time this year, several large companies in the area also set up collection points, including Legal and General in Hove and Virgin Atlantic in Crawley.

Mark Carter, Assistant Managing Editor said:
‘This is a fantastic result for a two hour sale on a cold January morning. It’s also a real credit to the loyal BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey listeners who donated items or came along to the sale.’

BBC’s Mark Carter talked with SUSY’s Neil Munday on the morning of the sale:

Pictured above: Presenters Danny Pike and Mark Carter with Worthing West MP, Sir Peter Bottomley

Images courtesy of BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex

The Give A Gift Sale room at St Pauls in Worthing

Chrissy meets ‘Sugoi-ne’

James and Lucie from local band ‘Sugoi-ne’ dropped into Susy Towers to visit the Chrissy Muir show for a chat, and to play live.

Formed for only 5 months, the pair are already accomplished artists in their own right.
Lucie was scouted by the ‘X Factor’ a few years ago (we are not surprised), and what an amazing voice!

James lives in Hookwood, Horley, and Chrissy heard about his musical talents whilst chatting to Stu, his Dad, out dog walking.

Facebook: @sugoineband


James and Lucie perform live on air

James and Lucie on mic

Phil Bashford – the Hive Rooms

PHIL BASHFORD, Manager of the amazing “Hive Rooms” Recording and Rehearsal Studios in Horley, dropped into Susy Towers to chat with Chrissy about the latest developments from the Hive, and play some of the Hive’s bands, including Blackwater Sons, Cats in Space, Orange Bomb and Youth.

Pictured above are Chrissy and Phil

Website: www.thehiverooms.com

Hive studio
Hive drums

Christmas Carol Concert – 2018

This year’s Christmas Service comes from the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, in the historic borough of Bletchingley, East Surrey, and was recorded on Sunday, 23rd December, 2018.

The village contains a medieval castle and Bletchingley Place entered via the gate house at Place Farm occupied by Anne of Cleaves after her marriage to Henry the 8th was annulled. The medieval parish church in the Anglo–Saxon administrative division of Tandridge hundred dates back over 1000 years and is recorded in the Doomsday book under the ownership of Richard de Tonebridge. Bletchingley itself served higher status than that of the close by market town of Reigate up until the 14th century.

The service was held under candlelight within the medieval church, and led by the Reverend Sister Phaedra Pamphilon-Green, Rector of the Benifice of Bletchingley and Nutfield. The opening carol “Once in Royal Davids City” was led by 12 year old soloist, Sophie Thurston.

The service was recorded with permission of, and led by the Reverend Sister Phaedra Pamphilion-Green, Rector of the Benifice of Bletchingley and Nutfield.

The Director of Music, Organist and Pianist – Tristian Hall

The Choir

Sopranos
Sophie Thurston
Pamela Cock
Valerie Muller

Altos
April Alexander
Ellie Muller

Tenors
Owen Thurston
Robert Trotman

Basses
Anthony Cock
Richard Fowler

The readers in order were:
Deacon Tim Murrill
Dame Sarah Goad
Richard Fowler
Angela Price
Pamela Cock
Kate Doody
Ed Muller
Oliver Jackson
The Reverend Sister Phaedra Pamphilion-Green

Susy Radio would like to thank everyone involved behind the scenes at the parish Church of St Mary the Virgin and the many attending in the congregation.

For Susy Radio
Engineering and production
Neil Munday

Susy Radio 103.4 wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Celebrity Chef Tony Tobin

Top TV Celebrity Chef, Tony Tobin recently took time out from his busy schedule to pop in to the Neil Munday Radio Show.

Tony gave Neil an insight into Christmas within the Tobin household, and gave some extremely useful hints and tips on making that all important Christmas meal turn out just right whilst Neil made a number of copious notes! We’ll await the Munday’s family verdict on Neil’s effort with eager anticipation! 😉

Twitter: @ChefTonyTobin