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Radio Northwick Park volunteers win Jack Petchey award

PUBLISHED: 10:54 11 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:54 11 June 2013

Tyler Skerton and Adam Walker

Tyler Skerton and Adam Walker

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Tyler Skerton and Adam Walker were nominated after going above and beyond the normal duties expected

A pair of volunteers have been praised and rewarded for their efforts and outstanding dedication at a hospital radio station.

Tyler Skerton and Adam Walker were nominated for a Jack Petchey Foundation by fellow volunteers at Radio Northwick Park after going above and beyond the normal duties expected.

The radio station which broadcasts to patients in Northwick Park Hospital has more than 120 volunteers.

Mr Skerton recently stepped into the role as assistant studio manager on the new requests show on Saturday mornings, and Mr Walker is now the assistant studio manger and music manger for the radio station.

Both have won £200 each for the station, which is a registered charity, through the Jack Petchey Foundation, an organisation that rewards programmes and projects that benefit young people.

The pair will now decide how it is spent.

Mr Walker, who was described as a gem, said: “I am honoured to be awarded the Jack Petchey award and it makes it even more special knowing it was voted for by my fellow volunteers.”

Volunteers described Mr Skerton as ‘an inspiration for current and future volunteers and a true pleasure to work with on a weekly basis.’

He said: “I am very honoured to receive a Jack Petchey award. Joining the radio station has given me a wonderful opportunity to help people in the hospital, and brighten up their day when we visit them.

“I am very chuffed to be an award winner.”


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