Radio Cracker Ballymena 2018 campaign raises £60,925

Radio Cracker Ballymena has had another fantastic fundraising year in 2018 which resulted in £60,925 being raised for projects around the world. The charity radio station began in the early 1990’s along with around 90 other Radio Cracker stations across the UK. Unfortunately as far as we know the Ballymena station is the only one of those left but what an effort they produce every year! To date Radio Cracker Ballymena has raised well over £1.5 million which has helped make life better for countless people.

Radio Cracker Ballymena 2018 campaign raises £60,925
The closing ceremony of the 2018 Radio Cracker fundraising campaign

They say,

‘2018 has been another successful year for Radio Cracker and its fundraising efforts for their selected charities (listed below). This year’s total at the close of the station on Christmas Eve was £56,000. Another tremendous effort, however, since then we have had some further donations and a significant one of £4,000 helping to make this year’s targets. All in all giving us a total to date of £60,925!

A big thank you must go out to all the people of Ballymena and beyond who helped us achieve this fantastic total. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

May we also take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and those who choose to advertise with our Radio Station.

A huge word of thanks must go to all the volunteers who helped run our shop in Greenvale Street, our technicians, those who manned the phones, our DJs and finally our Radio Cracker Committee.

Of course, once one year has finished, planning will now start again in January 2019 for next year’s efforts.

Many thanks again to all our supporters and volunteers involved with Radio Cracker!’

Radio Cracker Ballymena 2018 campaign raises £60,925 which will support the following projects.

Second Sight – to help carry out 500 eye operations in Bihar State, India

Kids4School – the building of dormitories at their school in Tanzania

E3 Initiative – to replace 2 wooden classrooms with brick ones

EMMS International – help fund the renovation of 5 healthcare stations in Malawi

Bread for Kenya – to install 30 rainwater collecting tanks for the Tharaka people in Kenya

Care for Cambodia – to build a new shed on a chicken farm in Cambodia

Lifeline Ministries – to build a new classroom in Kenya

Spud Bears – to purchase talking teddy bears to teach children about the dangers of unexploded bombs in Laos

Mission Africa – to purchase 60 mosquito nets at £5 each and also to purchase 2 x wheelchairs for polio sufferers in Nigeria

You can read about all these projects in more detail on the Radio Cracker website here.