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Real and Smooth Radio raise £1 million for Help for Heroes

Pete Waterman who donated the highest yielding item to Help for Heroes Day 2012 was there for the presentation

Real and Smooth Radio has confirmed its listeners have raised in excess of £1 million for veterans charity Help for Heroes.

Real and Smooth Group programme director John Simons handed over a cheque for just over £1 million to Help for Heroes co-founders Bryn and Emma Parry to mark the milestone achievement.

Parry commented: “The continued support shown by Smooth Radio, Real Radio and Real XS listeners and staff in their Help for Heroes Day, especially given the current financial strains placed on everyone, is fantastic. The generosity is simply wonderful and we say thank you on behalf of all the service men and women they are helping.”

Supporting the charity since 2009, all stations within the network pledge a dedicated day of programming each year – Help for Heroes Day – in order to raise awareness of and vital funds for the work of the charity, which helps injured servicemen and women and their families.

Simons added: “Listeners to our Real and Smooth stations across the UK have shown amazing support for Help for Heroes. Their donations have made a significant difference to the lives of many of our wounded heroes."

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