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£1,393raised of £6,000 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,393 to help keep Cowes Radio on air for Lendy Cowes Week. Our 32nd year as an indy station. For 2017 we partner with Andrew Simpson Foundation.

    Cowes, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th August 2017

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    Cowes Radio has been on air at Cowes Week since 1985, entertaining and informing everyone that visits for spectating and partaking. Enthusiasts tune in online from all around the World, as well as on 87.7fm on their radios around the Solent area.

    We are an independent station, only able to bring the award-winning coverage by support from advertisers and sponsors. These are becoming incredibly hard to find, and we have to pay the ever increasing fees for licensing all the aspects of our broadcasts, putting Cowes Radio's future in jeopardy.

    This year we partner with the official Lendy Cowes Week charity, Andrew Simpson Foundation, that run the now famous Barts Bash. We want to do our bit for them as well, so 50% of any monies raised through this Just Giving appeal will help them continue their excellent cause and the costs of their involvement with the Week.

    We are suggesting a donation of a 50p per foot of craft for a shout out on air for your or your friend's boat and all the crew's names. Just a few £ for all our amazing shore supporters will all help keep us on air. Please include your details with your donation and listen out for your mention!

    We at Cowes Radio and Andrew Simpson Foundation thank you for all your kind words and support.

    We love making it, we hope you like listening.



    • Steve Ancsell2 years ago
      Steve Ancsell

      Steve Ancsell

      2 years ago

      To all our fundraising supporters, without your help we wouldn't be able to provide the Cowes Radio service so many of you love. We thank you and wish you a safe and enjoyable healthy year until we return next August! Best wishes, The Godfather.

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    • Steve Ancsell2 years ago
      Steve Ancsell

      Steve Ancsell

      2 years ago

      Thank you to Guy, Julie, Rick and everyone supporting us. Listen out today for your name checks!!

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    • Steve Ancsell2 years ago
      Steve Ancsell

      Steve Ancsell

      2 years ago

      Only a few days left before Cowes Radio goes on air with Dick Johnson's replacement, Matt Sheahan taking to the water in the famous blue rib. Huge thanks to Rob and Jane Cook, long time supporters and listeners of Cowes Radio!

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    • Anonymous


      Aug 7, 2017

      I'd have thought you'd have done better at the old crowdfunding malarkey. Better have another tenner...


    • Jane Allen

      Jane Allen

      Aug 5, 2017

      Another great Cowes Week, well done to all the team, excellent coverage. The new boy did well!


    • Kathy Smalley

      Kathy Smalley

      Aug 5, 2017


    • Jennie Sharman

      Jennie Sharman

      Aug 4, 2017


    • Nick Parker

      Nick Parker

      Aug 4, 2017

      So many thanks for excellent coverage of Cowes Week again. A land bound Redwing sailor stuck at my desk grabbing 5 mins per hour of racing news. Plus the Redwing starts of course!


    • alby vigar

      alby vigar

      Aug 3, 2017

      Always informative and entertaining


    • Jim and Judy Barham

      Jim and Judy Barham

      Aug 2, 2017

      Like Louisa, I also have a 91 year old father who is enjoying the coverage over in France - one word sums up Cowes Radio and the Team, as Uffa would put it - "Marvellous!!"


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    Steve Ancsell

    Steve Ancsell

    Cowes, United Kingdom

    Cowes Radio has been on air at the world's premier regatta since the mid 1980's - and some say the music list hasn't been updated since then! It brings meaning to the myriad of multi-coloured sails and general melee afloat with live informed commentaries and nautical info.

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