Recently … Big Ted accompanied the Provincial Grand Master along Mark Davies, and Colin to Radio Stitch broadcasting to the University Hospitals of North Tees & Hartlepool on Hospedia Channel 1. Base based within North Tees Hospital John, was there to promote TLC within the Province of Durham and the engagement of Durham Freemasons within the community.
The visit proved to be quite a nostalgic event as also attending on behalf of TLC was Freemason Colin Overton who kindly organised the visit. A former volunteer presenter on the station, whose first encounter with the teddies was back in 2006 when he attended the very first meeting held at Penshaw to introduce the TLC scheme to Durham, and at the end of the meeting the then Provincial Grand Master Derek Richmond the time held up a Teddy and asked who wanted the first Teddy. Colin shot his hand up and Derek threw it to him saying “that will cost you a tenner”.Colin gave the teddy to his Granddaughter so technically she was the first child to get a teddy in the Province of Durham.
John and Ted were given a tour of the studio by station manager Elliot Kennedy who explained how the equipment, aspects of radio presenting, production, interviewing techniques, recording and editing and the service delivered to the patients, family and staff at both North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals, along with the stations plans to expand its service to other areas within the Province.
The interview will be regularly broadcast within hospitals, providing a tremendous platform,enhancing awareness of the highly successful TLC initiative and Durham Freemasons as an organisation.
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