Donation from the Durham City Freemen

The Durham City Freemen have made a donation of more than £700 to Durham Hospitals Radio, which has has been used to buy a lap-top, headphones with a boom mike and a VOIP telephone. These items will enable us at Durham Hospitals Radio to add a high-tech polish to our broadcasts.

Our chairman, Terry Clough, said: “Our primary function is to provide a bedside service to every patient within the hospital and we are now exploring ways of reaching outpatient departments, staff and visitors”.

Eric Bulmer, who presented the donation, is the chairman of the wardens of eight surviving guilds of freemen, whose links to the trades people of the city are believed to stretch back nearly 700 years, said: “It is a privilege to support a charity that has been providing, through its group of dedicated volunteers, such an invaluable service over a long period of time to the many tens of thousands of patients who have required treatment in our local hospital.”  

Many thanks to Geoff Kitson, who took the photo, and gave us permission to use it.