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18 July 2018

Manchester Radio Station, Hits Radio Launches Appeal to Fill Local Foodbanks

Manchester radio station, Hits Radio has launched an appeal to fill the foodbanks across Greater Manchester in an effort to combat children’s hunger during school summer holidays. New figures recently revealed that three million children across the UK are at risk of suffering significant hunger during the school break. Footage of local food banks in Greater Manchester show that stocks have run out, and with 271,700 across the North West living in poverty, that means 1 in 3 children run the risk of going hungry this summer.

Hits Radio Breakfast Show appealed to listeners and businesses to donate goods for the food banks, with a number of large Manchester businesses pledging their support for the campaign.

Hits Radio Breakfast Show presenter Gethin Jones said, “We don’t think any family should go without food over the summer period so we’re appealing to the people of Manchester to come together to fill the foodbanks“.

Dave Vitty added, “It’s estimated a young person can lose half a stone if their parents can’t afford to feed them, and the cost of additional school meals can cost a family an extra £30-£40 a week. Help us take the pressure off“.

Hits Radio Manchester is appealing for donations to be dropped off at the station’s Castle Quay HQ, Manchester, M15 4PR or any school or organisation with over 100 people can register for items to be collected.

For more information, incuding a list of items that can be donated, head to:




For Further information:

Cat Martin
Communications Director, Bauer Media 
T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746363

Amelia O’Shea
Bauer Media Communications Manager (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342



About Hits Radio

Hits Radio is a brand new national digital radio station, available on DAB Digital radio, Freeview, online and via listen apps. Home to household names, including; Gethin JonesGemma Atkinson, and Sarah Jane Crawford, Hits Radio is the only national commercial radio station to be broadcast out of Manchester. Aimed at a family-friendly audience aged 25-44, Hits Radio offers listeners an entertaining and fun escape, combined with original, authentic presenters with great, relatable banter.

Featuring a soundtrack of the biggest hits of the day alongside treasured favourites, the station is bursting with huge tunes and big personalities, with a strong sense of community at its core. Hits Radio is part of the Hits Radio Network.


About Hits Radio Network:

The Hits Radio Network reaches a family-friendly national audience of 25-44 year olds. It is home to Hits Radio, a brand new national station which offers relatable and brilliant banter accompanied by the biggest hits of the day, alongside favourites from the last fifteen years. The network is also home to strong heritage brands, including Newcastle’s Metro, Birmingham‘s Free, Liverpool’s Radio City, Glasgow’s Clyde 1 and Edinburgh’s Forth 1.


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 Network. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight.  The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners.  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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