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The day after the day before...


The auction team in the studio

As the dust settled from the "Money Can't Buy" Auction, Paul took a moment to reflect...

Wow, what a day! At the beginning of October I’ll be celebrating 25 years in radio and I can safely say that I’ve never experienced anything quite like yesterday. It was simply the most exciting example of programming with which I have ever been involved! I was set a fundraising target of raising at least £5000 for Saint Michael’s Hospice when I began my ING New York City Marathon Challenge which, I must admit, I found quite daunting! I needn’t have worried because, due to the incredible generosity of Stray FM’s legions of listeners and the incredible hard work and support of my wonderful colleagues, our “Money Can’t Buy” Auction took care of it in one fell swoop!

I was out training last night and felt quite tired, due to a long day on- air and the fact that my training is getting quite intense now. Nevertheless, I was driven by the adrenalin inspired by the marvellous experience of the previous few hours. I have become quite emotional writing this, looking back over the day, mainly because of my firm commitment to supporting all the wonderful patients, service users, staff and volunteers at Saint Michael’s and by thinking of all those generous people who bid for the items and the fabulous organisations and companies who donated them.

Thank you once again to everyone involved. Make sure you stay tuned to 97.2 Stray FM over the next few weeks for news of more exciting fundraising initiatives with which you can become involved and check out the gallery for pictures from The “Money Can’t Buy” Auction. If you’d to sponsor me when I run The ING New York City Marathon in November, please go to my just giving page, www.justgiving.com/strayfm.


"I suppose I'd better run the race now!"


See more pictures from behind the scenes on auction day here.

Go on, donate! - www.justgiving.com/strayfm

Author: Paul Hartley