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Self build centre supports home-grown radio station

Written by Peter Davison on .

Emma Walker and Harvey Fremlin from NSBRC with Shirley Ludford and volunteers from Swindon 105.5Emma Walker and Harvey Fremlin from NSBRC with Shirley Ludford and volunteers from Swindon 105.5The Swindon-based National Self Build and Renovation Centre has presented a £500 anniversary present to community radio station Swindon 105.5, which celebrates 10 years on the air this year.

A cheque was handed over by NSBRC managing director Harvey Fremlin to the not-for-profit station, whose presenters and technicians are all volunteers.

“We are really pleased to support Swindon 105.5," said Harvey, presenting the cheque to station manager Shirley Ludford.

" When we heard that the wonderful team of volunteers were celebrating ten years of the station in 2018 we wanted to offer our support.

"We celebrated the NSBRC’s 10th anniversary last year and it turned into a great year for us – and we hope Swindon 105.5 enjoys the same this year.

“Shirley’s team helped produce some promotional recordings for us when we first started our new employee-owned business and we have always admired the professionalism of all the team and the outstanding contribution they make to our local community.

"We are producing a special radio programme with Swindon 105.5 celebrating employee-owned businesses and exploring what makes them different.”

Shirley added: “It is so lovely when unexpected offers of support are made and shows our service is valued, so on behalf of all our volunteers and trainees a huge thank you to Harvey and his team for their generous donation."

The NSBRC hosts its Spring National Self Build & Renovation Show this weekend (May 11 to 13). Free tickets can be booked at