TO celebrate the broadcast of 400 shows Chris Watts, one of North Cotswold Community Radio’s (NCCR) long-serving volunteers, has completed a mammoth non-stop 24 hour charity fundraiser.

Chris kicked off at 5pm on Wednesday, July 21, and duly signed off at 5pm the following day.

Chris presents the ever popular “In The Moog” which is broadcast every Wednesday on NCCR. The programme features music from the 1980s including synth and other electronic based tracks and regularly airs new music from unsigned acts from across the world.

The “In The Moog” charity special raised funds for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Calm is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives and 75 per cent of all suicides are male. Calm exists to change this.

Robb Eden, NCCR’s founder, said: “Since NCCR started, over 15 years ago, we have raised over £10,000 for charitable causes, many of them local.

“Chris has shown how community radio can be used to send a message of support to those who feel disadvantaged.

“To broadcast non-stop for a 24-hour period without help is a massive achievement.

“To do this whilst raising much-needed funds for a cause close to his heart is exemplary,” Robb added.

To date Chris has raised more than £2,000 for the charity. Donations can still be made at

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