Celtic invasion as Winchester Hospital Radio celebrates Scottish poet

Romsey Advertiser: Patient David Farmer accepts his prize of Scottish goodies from volunteers Paul Blitz and Ron Venturi Patient David Farmer accepts his prize of Scottish goodies from volunteers Paul Blitz and Ron Venturi

BAGPIPES, kilts, haggis, neeps and tatties all featured in a special Burn’s Night offering from Winchester Hospital Radio’s (WHR) request programme recently.

The charity broadcasts direct to the wards, meaning patients were able to fully participate in the programme and chat with presenters.

WHR’s Paul Blitz presented the show and Scottish volunteer, Ron Venturi, delivered the traditional Immortal Memory speech, bringing to life the history behind Burn’s Night.

Scottish goodies, including traditional porridge oats, Scotch Broth and Highland shortbread, were up for grabs on the night, with patient David Farmer winning the draw.

Mr Farmer said: “I’m delighted to win and look forward to tucking in to these highland goodies.”

Winchester Hospital Radio will celebrate 30 years of voluntary service to patients at the RHCH next year.

The charity aims to provide relief to patients through daily broadcast music, news, features and visits.

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