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14 September 2021

Bensons for Beds and Magic Radio broadcast one-off Breakfast show live from Lake District

To support its new brand message ‘wake you up in a good place’, Bensons for Beds and Magic Radio will be hosting a one-off Breakfast show live from the Lake District at the Lingholm Estate. It builds on Bensons for Beds and Magic Radio’s long-term partnership and cements Bensons’ ongoing support for children’s charity Cash for Kids, with the show raising money to help children living in poverty to wake up in a good place.

The campaign comes as recent Bauer Insiders research found that 74% of consumers find radio relaxing and 37% view audio as the ultimate escape, showing that radio is the perfect medium to convey Bensons for Beds’ message of relaxation, sleep wellness and a healthier state of mind.

As part of the fundraising show, Magic Breakfast presenters Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott will take part in a multitude of hair-raising challenges, from climbing mountains to zip wires (with a height phobia!) across the Lakes. Magic Radio listeners have also been encouraged to head online to donate £10 to Cash for Kids via the Bensons for Beds appeal, with the chance of winning a package of travel and hotel at the Lake District to watch the broadcast, plus see an exclusive live acoustic set from Ronan Keating on the lake shore of Derwentwater.

The show marks the first time in two years that Magic Radio has been on the road and aired an outside broadcast and follows previous campaigns the station has done in partnership with Bensons, such as the Magic Book Club and Eloise’s Lockdown Tips.

Matt Batchelor, Group Commercial Director, Bauer Media Advertising, said: “Our partnership with Bensons for Beds continues to grow from strength to strength and it’s really exciting to see the teams’ ideas come to life as the campaign evolves. Over the past year we’ve been focussed on making Bensons for Beds synonymous with sleep wellness through our on-air partnership.  With restrictions lifted and life returning to some semblance of normality, it’s really exciting for us to build on this foundation to take the Magic Breakfast show on the road.   We’re thrilled to be travelling across the UK with Bensons for Beds, launching in-person activations, rewarding listeners and helping children living in poverty.”

Helen Nunn, Marketing Director, Bensons for Beds, added: “At Bensons we believe that every child deserves to wake up in a good place, no matter what their circumstances, so we are proud to host this special broadcast in honour of Cash for Kids as part of our long-term partnership with Magic Radio. As well as raising money for such an important cause, the broadcast fits perfectly with our new brand message. It’s the ideal show to wake people up to, after a good night’s sleep.”


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For further press information, please contact:

Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)
E: M: 07932 746 363

Odelia Yu – Senior Commercial Communications Executive, Bauer Media

E: M: 07718124791 

About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Brand Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

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