VOLUNTEERS at a radio station which broadcasts at Basingstoke hospital have been recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Roger Scott, and Paul Turner from Hospital Radio Basingstoke (HRB), received recognition for volunteering at the station for 10 and 20 years respectively at the National Hospital Radio Awards, which were held on Saturday, April 13.

HRB were also nominated in four categories at the event, including Best Station Promotion (Random Vinyl), Best Newcomer (Lena C), Best Special Event (NHS74 Day), and Station of the Year.

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The radio station walked away empty-handed, however, they were responsible for nominating the winner of the John Whitney Award, Richard Smith, for his outstanding contribution to hospital radio.

Scott Rawlings, chairman of HRB, said: "It was a great night and honour to be nominated for four awards.

"My biggest smile came from seeing two of our volunteers, Roger Scott and Paul Turner be recognised for 10 and 20 years of volunteering at Hospital Radio Basingstoke. Thank you gents for the awesome work you do."

HRB is a registered charity, broadcasting 24 hours a day to patients and staff at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital through a free radio service installed at almost all beds within the hospital.

Scott added: "If anyone out there would like to find out about the volunteering opportunities at HRB then please get in touch by emailing pr@hrbasingstoke.co.uk.

"Or why not come along to our open day as part of volunteers week and Big Help Out Day on May 8, at our studios at Basingstoke hospital."