Because of the Lockdown we had to move the Radiothon from May into June. Next Friday the 19th at 7am Ayesha and I will begin our 36hrs of non-stop broadcasting finishing at 7pm on Saturday evening. Our aim is to beat last years total of 25,363.11€, which in the current situation will be difficult but we’ll give it a good go. One thing I’ve learnt during my time here on the island is there are lots of very generous people out there. I’m pleased to say we have every hour sponsored , so a big thank to The Anchor Bar, ElectroMarine, A2Dental, Pelion Consulting, Herbalife, The Boathouse, Nauti Parts, Bosuns Locker, Crocodile Properties, Corner Bar, Something Borrowed, Delicioso, Real Homes, Paella Lover, Stick No Bills, Phil & Jamiee, Natur Cavall, Peter Ledwidge, Tot Fruti, La Casita Del Mar, Threadworks Palma, Premier Design & Build, Dreammakers, Calvia Vet, Sea Shuttle, El Toro Foods, Palma Jump, Premier Pools & Gardens, Bray Marine, Lee the Barber, Liquid Nano, Pauline Quirke Academy, World of Wine, The Meat & Fish Society, HSJ Clinic and Deep Blue Sea Training.
The Radiothon was set up in 2015 when Jo from our office asked the Breakfast Show if we would consider broadcasting for 24 hours for charity. This challenge was duly accepted and the Radiothon was born. For the first 2 years we raised money to help the Pirates Charity Premiere and their charities. When the Premiere stopped in 2016 we decided to keep the fundraising going by setting up The Jacques Sasson Foundation. Jacques will be best remembered for his invention of the Pirates Adventure show in Mallorca and employed me in 1994 and i’ve worked there ever since. Now we can’t do this without your help so they’ll be plenty of ways you can support us. For a minimum of 5€ you can pay for a song to be played, you can challenge us to do something, buy raffle tickets at just 1€ each, bid on an auction item or just make a donation. If anyone would like to donate an auction or raffle prize then we would be delighted to hear from you.
The following charities have benefitted from our previous Radiothons;
2015:  Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, The Paediatric Ward of Son Espases Hospital, Salvation Army, Shambhala Foundation.
2016:  Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, The Paediatric Ward of Son Espases Hospital, Calvia Lions, Help 4 Heroes.
2017:  Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Son Espases Intensive Care Unit, SOS Animal Mallorca, Fundacion Nazareth, Club Vidalba.
2018:  Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Son Espases Intensive Care Unit, Asociacion Ondine, Feliz Animal Andratx.
2019:  Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Son Espases Intensive Care Unit, ASPANOB, ASDICA.
The total raised in our Radiothons so far is 106,200.59€.
This year’s Charities will be Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and their COVID Emergency Appeal, Son Espases Intensive Care Unit, Yachting Gives Back and the Cancer Support Group Mallorca.
Great Ormond Street
Pirates and the Radio at a later date have been supporting GOSH for 15 years now.  So far we have raised 748,804.50€ and in that time the money has been put to many different projects including a Pirates treatment room. More recently the money has been spent in four main areas: rebuilding and redevelopment of the Hospital; research (GOSH are currently embarking on a 5-year research strategy to target rare diseases in childhood); latest and replacement medical equipment; parent accommodation and support services for families and patients. This year the money will go towards their COVID Emergency Appeal and we are very proud that we will pass the three quarters of a million euro mark for GOSH.
Son Espases Intensive Care Unit
We have been working with Son Espases for 5 years now and this year we are helping the only Child Intensive Care Unit in the Balearics. Our first donation to the Paediatric Ward of Son Espases Hospital was used the money to redecorate the doors of each room with cartoon characters making them look less like hospital bedrooms. Something we learned very early on our many visits to Great Ormond Street was the biggest challenge was to make the hospitals look less like hospitals so the children could relax. The second year we helped redecorate a new pirate ship-themed CAT scan in the Paediatric Department. Some 350m² of decorative vinyl wrapping gave Son Espases entry into a very select group of hospitals to implement such an idea, alongside the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, the Hospital Municipal Jesus in Rio de Janeiro and Hospital San Juan de Dios in Barcelona. In each case they’ve proven that this fantasy décor creates a warm, inviting, relaxing atmosphere and reduces levels of anxiety – making life easier for patients and professionals alike. Over the last three years we have been helping the intensive care unit firstly with murals above the beds of the children. And for the last 2 years we have helped build a rest room for the parents of the children being treated by the intensive care unit.
Cancer Support Group Mallorca
Cancer Support Group Mallorca (CSG) is a registered association that was formed to help the expat community in Mallorca. Being told you have cancer, or that your cancer has returned, can leave you feeling shocked, upset and very isolated. There are so many questions to be answered and so many feelings to deal with. So their aim is to help patients, carers and anybody who has been affected by Cancer. Mainly by reducing stress, increasing your sense of control over your own life, improving your self-esteem, reducing loneliness and providing practical help. Krista, Rebecca and their team do amazing work and one of things main things I got back from them is please can you spread the word to let people know that they exist.
For more information please go to
Yachting Gives Back
Yachting Gives Back started a year ago as a food-raising campaign in which the yachting industry, including yachts, service companies and anyone else, could help to alleviate the serious problems of poverty and hunger in the Balearics. As well as food, Yachting Gives Back now collects clothes (adults and kids), bedding, toiletries, cleaning products and toys. They work with several local charities, including Associación Tardor, a social dining room serving 300 meals a day which has recently opened a new homeless shelter in Palma, Mallorca Sense Fam, a food bank which delivers foodstuffs to underprivileged families, Shambhala Fundación which works with vulnerable young adults and JoyRon Foundation helping Mallorca’s children in need.”
Nick and his team have done an amazing job in a short amount of time.
For more information please go to
We have an incredible list of auction and raffle prizes which are listed below.
Auction Prizes
Second Hand Chevrolet Aveo 1.2 Car. Daisy & Mike, Quality Used Cars Son Bugadellas
A days Charter 10-6pm for 8 people with Skipper(Food & drink not included) Azzura Yachts in Conjuction with Tristan at Prosperity Real Estate
1 hour sightseeing flight over Mallorca for up to 3 passengers Jonny Balearic Helicopters
Golf resort voucher for 2 x 3 days accomodation and golf unlimited(Flights not included)  James Arnold & the National Golf Resort in Lithuania.
Jeroboam of UP Ultimate Provence Rose wine from France. Elissa & Mikey World of Wine
RAD 4 Inflatable Clair & Russel Nauti Parts
A table for up to 10 people with a Magnum of Champagne Martyn Social Club Palma
A day with Golf Pro Peter Ledwidge Peter Ledwidge
A day in the life at Radio News Hub in Leeds UK Radio News Hub Team  
Meat Lovers Basket Simon at The Meat & Fish Society
4 nights in Villa Blanco in Cala Murada (available Oct 2020 – March 2021) James at Mallorca Villa Management
1 day learning to Jet-Ski with the use of a Jet-Ski Clair & Russel Nauti Parts
You can bid on auction item by sending a message via our Facebook page or by texting me on 670 704 311.
Raffle Prizes
2 Return flights to UK Tui Flights
2 Return flights to UK
6 months satellite TV subscription GNTV
Family Passport for 2ad & 2ch Katmandu
1hr Physio or Acupuncture treatment Mallorca Physiotherapy
50€ Voucher Dunns Butchers Santa Ponsa
Pedicure Spa with Shellac Mes Per Tu
Hot Stone Massage  Mes Per Tu
Pirates Adventure 2ad & 2ch Maindeck Pirates Adventure
Pirates Reloaded 2 adults Maindeck  Pirates Reloaded
Gringos 2 adults Standard Gringos
Anti-Ageing Facial plus Manicure & Pedicure Denise Beauty Salon
2ad 2ch Entrance to Western Water Park
2ad 2ch Entrance to Marineland
2ad 2ch Entrance Aqualand
1 Months Free Subcription  PQA
3 x 1 hour Private Lessons  Renegade Martial Arts
3 x 1 Hour Kick Boxing Classes Shinkai Gym Santa Ponsa
Newly embroidered Soft Shell jacket  Threadworks
Newly embroidered Soft Shell jacket  Threadworks
2ad 2ch Entrance to Palma Aquarium  Palma Aquarium
2ad 2ch Entrance to Palma Aquarium  Palma Aquarium
1 Hour Elasko Stretch Fitness Class  Louise Middleton
Paella for 4 + 1 bottle Armero Adrover Rosé Restaurante Can Biel Felanitx
1 Hour Wake Boarding Lesson Mallorca Wake Park
50€ Voucher TotFruti Palma Nova
50€ Voucher  Hornblower Embroidery
50€ Voucher Mr Lee the Barber
Raffle tickets are available at just 1€ each from the Radio Station & various places around the island. Ask us and we’ll point you in the right direction. We can also deliver them to your home or workplace. The draw takes place two weeks after the Radiothon on Friday July 3rd.
You can come and join us at the studio at the Wave House Hotel if you wish or listen into the fun on all the ways below.
Take care everyone and enjoy your weekend!
Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday07.30-11 on 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online at on mobile through their free App for IPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers. If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance!
Follow him on Twitter @DadTaxi1 & Instagram or feel free to email him at

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