UK360 - Anthea Turner 12/12/11

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14 December 2011, 11:55

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Community Channel's UK 360 is a brand new fortnightly television magazine show bringing you inspiring news and stories from local communities up and down the country. UK 360 gives a voice to these communities and to the local individuals and organisations that are positively improving their neighbourhoods at a grass-roots level.

In our second episode, Oliver Rofix, tells us about his inspirational eight-month sailing trip around the British Isles raising money and awareness for bone marrow transplants. For more information on Oliver's story, or how you can join the bone marrow register, visit the following websites:
http://www.olivers-travels.co.uk
http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/bonemarrow

UK360 also heads to Milton Keynes to follow the story of Roddy Llewellen, finding out why he loves giving up his time to help local disabled people learn how to ski. To find out how you can volunteer in your local area like Roddy, visit the volunteer section of Community Channel's website and enter your postcode:
http://www.communitychannel.mediatrust.org/volunteer

We join one of our local UK 360 reporters as a community in Oxford holds its fifteenth annual Oxford Sleep-out in aid of a local homelessness charity. Visit http://www.oxfordsleepout.org.uk to findout more about this event. If you would like to get involved in fundraising for homelessness, or donating, you can visit the following websites for more information:
http://www.oxhop.org.uk
http://www.shelter.org.uk
http://www.crisis.org.uk

We head over to Surrey to hear from rockstar legend Brian May, on how his ongoing support for local wildlife charity, Harper Asprey, has saved the life of Percy the hedgehog. To find out how you can get involved with Harper Asprey and make a difference to your local wildlife, visit their website at http://www.harperaspreywildliferescue.co.uk.

UK360 heads to Leicester as John Coster explains the importance of citizen journalism, and announces that Media Trust has named Citizen's Eye the UK's first beacon hub for citizen journalism. To find out more about Citizen's Eye or Media Trust's beacon hub announcement, visit the websites below:
http://www.citizenseye.org
http://newsnet.mediatrust.org
http://www.mediatrust.org

Finally, we're off to Manchester as UK360 reports on the annual Santa Run held by the Manchester United Foundation. Football players past and present join the general public for a 5 kilometer race in aid of the club's charities. For more information on this event and how else you can get involved, visit the following website:
http://www.mufoundation.org/en/News.aspx

For more information on the show, visit the UK 360 page.

We're always looking for new content and volunteers, so get in touch with us at UK360@communitychannel.org if you'd like to get involved. You can also 'Like' us on Facebook.

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