Why are we collecting funds?
Catherine was lonely and suicidal. It was community radio that saved her.
Forced to resign from her job because of illness, the pain and surgeries left her a broken woman. Unemployed and disconnected, Catherine fell victim to loneliness.
Catherine joined 3WBC, her local radio station, in 2003 after meeting a volunteer presenter. The rest, as they say, is history. Awarded a Station Life Membership in 2015, Catherine said "if other people knew how much my life has changed since becoming involved in community radio they would jump at the chance of joining."
What are we doing?
Unfortunately, Catherine's story is all too familiar. Around 30 percent of us have experienced significant loneliness.
We want to fund dedicated community engagement workers at stations to proactively create the connections that are proven to beat loneliness.
Community broadcasting connects people by:
You can help people like Catherine
With your support, we can fund community radio stations to focus on beating loneliness in their local area.
Are donations tax deductible? No
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.