FRIDAY 4 - 6pm
Repeats: Monday 11am, Wednesday 7pm, Sunday 12pm
What We Aim to Do on ‘Connecting Stratford on Avon’
Stratford Upon Avon has so many varied groups, individuals and organisations beavering away in the background of our community, they support others, raise money for their causes, often going unnoticed.
Part of our programme is about raising their profile via broadcasting their information to connect them to the wider community of Stratford on Avon.
Using information about national and international campaigns, I try to find out what is happening locally and who is involved. We can interview the relevant people and discuss the local issues.
There will be music, interviews and requests; local facts our ‘Dotty Days’ section and a few relevant facts and pertinent myths (Ooh - could be scary) challenging the myths. All within a friendly chatty atmosphere.
So, if anyone wants to tell us what they are doing - hobbies, what events are planned, etc, e.g. Jump in a Puddle Day or Mental Health week or do you have a story to tell? Come and ‘blow yours or others trumpets with us”.
We are non-political, non-commercial, and secular organisation . If you want to know what is going on, listen to Connecting Stratford on Avon and visit my Facebook page.
All my life I have been involved in community activities in some way or other. From an upbringing on a farm and being involved in village life in youth groups etc. meeting adults who cared enough to ensure activities for village children, helping with an integrated mother and toddler group where children ‘with issues’ played along children without various when my daughter was young. The hustle and bustle of supporting my child in the school community. Later helping run local festivals taking part in amateur dramatics along with my work as a District Nurse, highlighted to me that communities that pull together and care can help reduce social isolation and be a jolly good laugh.
When we moved to Stratford Upon Avon after my retirement from the NHS in West Sussex I joined my brother in helping him develop Welcombe Radio for very different reasons, I have a belief that communities that work and play together benefit all, it would be a great way to get to know different people and organisations and then found that there are so many groups but they don’t necessarily know others undertaking similar themes. Along came Louise with her idea of Connecting the Dots and I couldn’t pass up the chance to work on the programme.
My name is Anya and I am really delighted to be a part of Welcombe Radio Team.
I am originally from Siberia, Russia and have been here over 20 years. Moving to the UK was the best decision we have ever made and never took it for granted. I grab every opportunity with both hands and get the most from every situation.
I have a daughter Sofya, who is nearly 9 and she drives me to always do great things.
I love learning new things and always try to better myself.
I am looking forward to learning all I can about broadcasting and meeting so many wonderful local people and businesses right here in Stratford Upon Avon.
Click here to find information from previous editions of Connecting the Dots.