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Radio Lollipop Bus makes a stop at the Children’s Hospital as part of a national tour

Photo/Interview Opportunity Date: Saturday 28th August 2010 Time: 7.30 pm Location: Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital(Hathersage Road entrance) To celebrate 30 years of Radio Lollipop helping sick children to get better, the Radio Lollipop Lolli’bus is touring around Britain. As part of this ‘Summer Holiday’ experience the bus will make at stop at our very own Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on the evening of 28th August. The ' Lollibus' is travelling to all the locations where Radio Lollipop operates in Children's Hospitals in order to raise awareness and to fundraise. The bus is a traditional routemaster London bus. John Carpenter, Chairman of Radio Lollipop Manchester says: “Radio Lollipop has a long standing presence in Manchester initially located at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital based at Pendlebury and then transferring to the new site on Oxford Road. It provides care, comfort and entertainment to children and their families in hospital. It depends upon volunteers and donations to deliver its service.” There is an on-line competition to guess the mileage the bus will travel, and to give a donation at http://radiolollipop.org/donate. ENDS Notes to editors Contact on the day (and to check time of the arrival of the bus) please call: John Carpenter, 07813 853 405. For full details of all the locations the bus is visiting go to: http://radiolollipop.org/expand.asp?NewsID=809&t=tblMajorStory Over Radio Lollipop’s three decades the charity has provided an invaluable service to sick children. Like many of the best ideas, the founding principle of Radio Lollipop is quite simple – play is one of the best therapies to help an ill child get better. Put another way, make a child smile, and you make someone poorly feel better. The care, comfort, play and entertainment Radio Lollipop volunteers give does wonders by lifting the weight of illness and a long hospital stay off shoulders too young to be so burdened.