In 2020 Rookwood Sound were very fortunate to recieve a grant from The National Lottery Local Communities Grants Wales. Due to the pandemic we had to close our studios at Llandough and many of our presenters took up the challenge to present from their homes. We used part of the grant to purchase laptops and headsets and now we have spent the remainder on Echo Dot’s which will place in the wards at Llandough Hospital a new way for us to bring our wide range of programe to the bedsides. Thank you National Lottery Community Grant. Also a big thank you toDave Elliott, Managing Director of Barry based T L Computer Systems who sourced the Echo Dots for us.
Our National Lottery Community Fund Wales award has been helping Rookwood Sound keep on air and entertaining patients and staff during the Covid lockdown. The studio at Llandough Hospital has been closed as part of the restrictions and we have had to find new ways to bring you our shows. With a little bit of technical magic our presenters have been able to broadcast live from their homes. Additional equipment purchased from the grant has allowed spare bedrooms, dining rooms, lofts and even airing cupboards to be utilised as temporary studios. We have therefore been able to continue with live and specially recorded shows .
Since receiving the National Lottery Community Fund Wales cheque our behind the scenes technical team have been working hard identifying the specification of the new hardware and software that will be purchased as part of our investment to improve the service we provide.
Most of us are a little confused by all the technical terms but we hope to have the new equipment delivered in the next few months and we will then start the installation phase of our investment project
Rookwood Sound Hospital Broadcasting in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan receive £10,000 to upgrade equipment, which will result in a better service helping address isolation experienced by patients during COVID-19.
Steve Allen, Chief Executive of Rookwood Sound and leader of the project, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant. This will enable us to facilitate more patients and staff to hear their very own dedicated radio station. Music is so important in the recovery process and Rookwood Sound Hospital Radio provides a wide range of programmes across the week”.
Steven Allen and Debbie Brown with the National Lottery Community Fund Wales cheque