By Ann Evans.


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Photos courtesy of Rob Tysall, Tysall’s Photography



They were dancing in the aisles at the Bedworth Civic Hall on Saturday 21st October as the popular international tribute act, Thank Abba for the Music made a welcome return to Bedworth.


The show was organised by Anker Hospital Radio – a registered charity and the dedicated hospital radio station for George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton. The success of the show ensures that the radio station can continue broadcasting – as it has done for the last 38 years – with every one of the Anker Radio team volunteering their own time and skills.


Outside Broadcast Manager, Mervyn Lawrence was the man behind the successful presentation. He was delighted with how the evening went and said: “It’s been a total success, and people are already asking when the next show will be.  We’re raised around £4,000 for the hospital radio charity and this will mean the world to Anker Radio. The radio station is a self funding charity, so money raised goes for licence fees, broadcasting equipment and so on. I’m overwhelmed by the support of the general public for this show. It has been fantastic.”


The Lord and Lady Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth, Bill and Sheila Hancox also gave their support – and held a bucket collection at the end of the night in aid of the Mayor’s Appeal raising money for the Lymphoedema Clinic, a part of the Mary Anne Evans Hospice.


Anker Radio is on air 24/7 and broadcast a breakfast show most mornings between 7-9am.