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WFM 97.2 celebrating as the radio station bags a supermarket clean sweep

Volunteers at WFM 97.2 would like to say a big thank you to residents of M22 and M23, and beyond, who have supported Wythenshawe’s community radio station in recent supermarket tokens’ appeals and bag packing fundraising events.

Shoppers at Tesco Extra in Baguley, Tesco Metro in Northenden, Asda, and its satellite outlets, responded to the usual tokens’ appeals and Tesco Bags of Help and Asda’s Community Awards have come to the rescue of the radio station which needs over £10,000 to refurbish ageing studio equipment gifted to the station back in 1998.

Customers at Tesco awarded WFM second place in their token drops in the box, for a magnificent award of £2000!  Asda customers at Civic voted the station into first place and an award of £500.

WFM fundraising spokesman and Bigger Breakfast presenter, Mike George said: ‘‘In the 10 or more years I have been at the station, and having worked in the communities of Wythenshawe for more than 20 years, at Sharston Youth Club initially, then Rackhouse Community Education, and finally the Birtles Adult Education Centre before retiring in 2007, I have always believed that you always get back what you put in. We, as volunteers, give our all, and these recent supermarket awards by the people are a demonstration of the support we have from the residents of M22 and M23.

‘‘Words fail me on just how generous people in Wythenshawe can be – here are two words – THANK YOU!”

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