Sheffield Hospital Radio has received a financial boost thanks to a generous donation by a local charity.

Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled has donated £1000 to the hospital radio that will allow the charity to continue its work with hospital patients and visitors.

The donation will be used to purchase much-needed equipment that will allow the station to expand and become more flexible.

Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled has also provided support to other charities from the area including Riding for the Disabled and Whirlow Farm.

Sheffield Hospital Radio Chairman Kurt Sullivan said that the money is a huge boost for the charity and believes it will go a long way to helping it in the coming year.

He said: “The donation is a generous gift from a fellow local charity. A lot of time and effort goes into volunteering for the radio station and this money will help us greatly.

“We’re grateful for Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled’s support. The equipment we will be able to purchase from this donation will benefit us immensely.”

The station is currently working towards raising money to purchase other equipment needed for the studio such as computers and chairs.

Richard Smith, the treasurer for Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled said: “The Trustees were unanimous in supporting this project, which will be of great benefit to those confined to a hospital bed.

“Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled is a small, low key charity, and strives to make the most effective use of its limited resources. The Leonard Cheshire Home, Sheffield Riding for the Disabled, Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, Support Dogs and Whirlow Farm 480 Club are just a few of the other local charities Sheffield and District Association for the Disabled have helped over recent years.”