19 March 2019

Shop at Co-op? Support our Community Radio Station

Here at Swanage Pier we are setting up a media centre and community radio station serving the Purbeck area.

Shop at Co-op? We want your support!

How the fund works

Every time Co-op members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for your cause.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Your cause will be available for members to select until November 2019.

Thanks to the support of Co-op members....

£1,007.77 raised so far

Sign in to your membership account or join to support this cause.

About the Project

The station will have an inter-generational focus and we are aiming to connect older and young people, particularly in rural areas. The station will provide a platform to discuss local issues, signpost local services, promote community events and build community cohesion. The project will provide opportunities for skills development, training and a vehicle to become involved in community action.

About the Charity

Swanage Pier Trust was established with the objective of restoring and maintaining the Grade II Listed Pier for the benefit of the Town, visitors and the Nation's heritage. The Pier acts as a focal point within the local community, providing an important local facility and popular meeting point. The Pier attracts over 125,000 visitors each year and has over 650 ‘Friends’. Swanage Pier Trust has an excellent track record in working with volunteers to build skills and deliver projects for community benefit. The Pier has a committed team of over 80 volunteers. In response to the demand by the community, the Trust is creating a community radio broadcast facility, Purbeck Coast FM, which will be based in specially converted rooms at the Pier. The station will serve the surrounding area.

News

News

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  • 19 March 2019

    Shop at Co-op? Support our Community Radio Station

    Here at Swanage Pier we are setting up a media centre and community radio station serving the Purbeck area. Shop at Co-op? We want your support! H...

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