I was deeply saddened by the recent passing of our good friend, Craig Neilson. He was a key figure in the team at Torbay Hospital Radio, working hard to navigate challenges brought on by COVID and other issues. His dedication and passion will truly be missed.

Another heartbreaking loss was the passing of Rob Burrow, a rugby league star who left us at the young age of 41 on June 2nd. It is difficult to understand why such a vibrant life was cut short, leaving behind loved ones and fans alike.

Although I am more familiar with rugby union, I couldn’t help but be moved by the story of Doddie Weir, a Union Scotsman who bravely fought against illness until his passing in November 2022. His legacy lives on through the foundation he established to continue the fight against the disease.

Rob Burrow’s battle with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) was brought to light by his former teammate Kevin Sinfield, who has been a beacon of support and strength throughout this challenging journey. Kevin’s dedication to raising awareness and funds for MND research is truly inspiring, showcasing the power of friendship and community support.

Despite not being an athlete, I am inspired by the incredible efforts of these individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. While I may not be able to undertake physical challenges like Kevin, I am committed to contributing to my community in meaningful ways.

At Torbay Hospital Radio, volunteers like myself strive to bring joy and comfort to patients through music and companionship. Our station relies on the support of the community to continue our work, and I am grateful for any contribution, big or small, that helps us brighten someone’s day.

If you feel called to join us in this mission, please reach out through our website at Your support means the world to us, and together, we can make a positive impact on those in need. Thank you for considering being a part of our compassionate community.