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In a statement, the cafe said: "Looking for some volunteers who are willing to join us on Christmas day to help provide a three course meal, gifts, entertainment, and hair and beauty treatments, to those who are in need of some TLC "We aim to host this event for 70 guests.
Anyone who is lonely, homeless, in the grip of addiction or in poverty are welcome to attend on Christmas day between 12 to 3.
Mr Sumner said: “We like to believe that music and the hospital radio brings comfort to patients as well as entertaining them.
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Early day presenters had to borrow records from a local music shop to play patients’ requests.
Once played, they were put back in their sleeves and returned the same night.
The first song ever to be played on the hospital airwaves was ‘Here in My Heart’ by crooner Al Martino.
Nowadays, patients tune in to around 10,000 hours of Radio Royal output every month thanks to their bedside entertainment system.We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments.