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News Archive : 2016

 HRB set to host inaugural Bournemouth PierFest 2016

Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | By: Julian Singh, Head of Social Media 

HRB set to host inaugural Bournemouth PierFest 2016

Sunset over Bournemouth Pier

Hospital Radio Bedside, in conjunction with Rock Reef, is proud to present the first annual Bournemouth PierFEST, a late summer family Fun Day to be held on Bournemouth Pier itself.

Saturday 10th September 2016 from 9:30am - 6pm.

Sign up to the event on Facebook here to download FREE ENTRY FAMILY PASS:

Full of activities and laughter - there really is something for everyone. Activities and entertainment, including discounted Zip Wire rides and indoor adventure activities, courtesy of Rock Reef, Live Outside Broadcast on Hospital Radio Bedside, and a free lunchtime Kids Disco at Key West!

Proceeds from the day (donations and activities) to go to Hospital Radio Bedside, your local hospital radio station, which broadcasts to patients in Bournemouth and Poole hospitals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Full day of entertainment planned, including 
► FREE Pier Entry for Family (download your voucher and bring on the day)
► Discounted Zip Wire rides (£12, normally £18)
► Discounted Funfair rides
► Pier full of stalls
► Live Outside Broadcast on Hospital Radio Bedside all day
► Marching Band from Pier Approach 9:30am

Grand opening by Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry), the reigning Miss Dorset, Tobias Ellwood MP, the Mayor of Bournemouth and Ann Sidney, Poole's own Miss World 1964 at 9:45am

► Main Stage Performances start at 10am
► Mascots Race at 12:30pm
► FREE Lunctime Kids Disco at Key West from 1pm
► FREE Childrens Entertainment & Live Entertainment throughout the day with Minky Moos Show and Jules the Entertainer
► Meet Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean and Chase from Paw Patrol and many more characters

► Virtual reality booth from NRG IT (inside Key West)

► Refreshments available all day from Key West
► Grand Charity Raffle Entry - 1st Prize = Annual Merlin Entertainment Family Pass (worth £700), 2nd Prize = Signed AFCBournemouth Football Shirt, 3rd Prize = Hair & Beauty Makeover Package

****Entertainment and act lineup ****
♫ Punch and Judy
♫ Dancers
♫ Singers
♫ Character appearances from Paw Patrol and others
♫ Minky Moos Show
♫ Jules The Entertainer
♫ Dorset Youth Marching Band
♫ Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society
♫ The Funky Little Choir

If you are interested in hiring a pitch / stall please contact or call Julian on 07725 805274.

Kindly Supported by:
- RockReef and Key West Bar and Restaurant 
- EZ Computers
- Merlin Entertainment
- Absolute Music
- Mathmos
- Southbourne Tennis Club
- Nikki Mullard Hair & Makeup
- Shadow Design Bournemouth
- Experience Days
Experience Days Charity Auction Prizes 

About Hospital Radio Bedside

At Hospital Radio Bedside we provide a 24/7 radio service to the patients of the Royal Bournemouth and Poole hospitals. Our aim is to assist patients’ stay in hospital by providing a great mix of music, entertainment and information. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who not only operate the radio station but also visit the hospital wards every day to collect patients’ requests for their shows. Proceeds from PierFest (donations and activities) will go to Hospital Radio Bedside to ensure continuation of our worthwhile work. For more information on our services call 01202 303887, visit our website: or talk to our friendly event staff at PierFest.

For more information or to make a request, call the studios now on 01202 303887 or text us on 66777, start your message with the letters HRB.

Thank you for your continued support

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