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John Daniel Scullion quickly dropped by the studios before his RTS Parkour class ~ a new, exciting activity for Sheerness. Its a non-competitive sport that teaches people to navigate any environment using running, jumping, climbing, balance & vaults. John said “we focus on the exercise & mental techniques needed to progress ensuring safety. We have […]

Ray Bates joined Keith at Sheppey FM to share the latest achievements of his amazing German Shepherd therapy & reading dogs, and to update us about his own fundraiser challenge this Friday. As a part of #TeamAddicks he is cycling 146 miles, over a 2 day period, from the former London Olympics Lea Valley Velo […]

Daniel Lawton (Ba in Creative Music Technology) is working with the Princes Trust to host ‘Abandon Window’ workshops at the S/ness Healthy Living Centre, starting this Fri 31st May from 12~1.30pm (free entry) Daniel is a qualified meditation instructor and the workshops intend to make mindfulness more accessible, interactive & enjoyable for all. The meditations […]

Rachel Collier from Queenborough’s Admiral’s Arm Micropub joined Keith to share their good news of being awarded Swale Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year by the local CAMRA branch. Their pub has supported the local RNLI Lifeboats since its opening a couple of years ago. So far, they have raised more […]

Demi-Louise Bailey has recently won the “Face of South Coast” competition on the 12th May at the Ashford International Hotel. Demi has won her place to compete internationally at Disneyland, Paris and she is raising money for ‘Headway East Kent’. Demi’s aim is to raise £1,000 by November

Michelle Bennett & Mary Culver talked to Charlotte about their ‘Puzzle Piece Fun Day’ event this Sat 25th May to raise funds for the Kent Autistic Trust. They wanted to thank the local businesses for their support and the landowner for the use of the field at Leysdown Bootfair Grounds from 11am to 4pm

Colin came into the studio to talk with the youth show, he is taking part in a sponsored walk right now through Sheerness, Queenborough, Minster and Blue Town finishing at the Red Lion at 5pm. This is to raise money for local lady Natalie Collins who is seeking alternative treatment for her ovarian cancer. We […]

Chris from C J Meats, 113 S/ness High St, is the 3rd generation of butchers in his family, who have 15 years of experience in this industry. C J Meats opened last week and stocks British, free-range meats. Chris said that “after a visit to Thailand he was appalled at the excess of plastic on […]

Katie was Keith’s guest on the ‘Why Sheppey Matters’ show yesterday. It was great to meet her and learn all about Fiit Box, based in Queenborough. Katie wants to change the way the Fitness Industry works with long term Motivation long term and by helping their members to achieve specific goals and continuous development rather […]

Director and Founder, Sunil Popat, of ‘Family Homes’, Sittingbourne and Management Consultant Angela Mercer were welcomed at the studio today and talked about the new legal changes in the industry. They are leading the way by immediately withdrawing ‘tenant fees’ with a saving to tenants of £360. ‘Family Homes’ has a wide range of quality […]

Lauren’s guests this afternoon were Krishna Devi, NHS Community Engagement Officer, and Lynn Gallimore, Governor of Medway Maritime hospital. The ladies were highlighting the elections for the Council of Governors and the opportunities to become a Governor at Medway NHS Foundation Trust. There is a vacancy for Swale and they want to encourage people to […]

Laura Jobson from HOMESTART was our guest on WHY SHEPPEY MATTERS. Homestart is a voluntary organisation set up 46 yrs ago and there are many schemes around the country. The Sittingbourne & Sheppey group has been running for 25 yrs. They are financed by grants & fundraising and are governed by a board of trustees. […]

Jackie Hall from MTS Cleansing Services joined us in the studio on Tuesday. MTS offer a range of domestic and Industrial waste management services, which include – unblocking drains, flood response, waste disposal and re-cycling. They have more than 30 years of experience of dealing with liquid waste, re-cycling sludge and other waste for re-use […]

Claire and Louisa have started a new women-only cycling group called BREEZE set up by HSBC. Any local ladies over 18yrs are encouraged to join and all levels of skill are welcome. Beginners will initially start by using the cycling path along the sea wall and, as their confidence increases, they progress to public roads […]

Sheppey FM are raising funds for Red Nose Day by inviting local people into our studios to share cakes & coffee with us. You can try your hand as a Radio Presenter, play a request or dedication and meet the Sheppey FM team!! All for a small donation to Comic Relief!! Come and share the […]

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Paul Auston, paid an official visit to Sheppey FM Community Radio Station today. He was shown around the radio station by Julie Nicholls, Project Manager, and met some of the station’s volunteers. He learned about the station’s work with disadvantaged local people, the young people’s Radio Club and Arts Awards […]

Tracey Hadlow & Katy Grandison came in to make an appeal for adult volunteers to help out with their very successful, but full, 1st Eastchurch Rainbows & Brownies. Both units are at capacity which means girls are having to wait a long time before joining. Tracey & Katy want to expand by starting an Eastchurch […]

Sam Edgar, new owner of the ‘Little Shop of This and That’ popped in to announce it’s opening on Mon 18th March at 9.30am, with a Grand Opening Event on Sat 23rd March. A gift shop with a difference, which rents out shelves to local crafts people to sell their hand-made items ~ decorated & […]

It was great to have Beverly Nolker back on Sheppey FM on Tuesday this week, to give us an update on the Sheppey ADHD Support Group. At the end of last year, the group had a very successful Annual Conference with speakers from Croatia and USA. Local Group meetings continue at the Sheerness Healthy Living […]

Gordon Henderson, Swale’s MP, popped into the studio to talk about ‘Litter Angels’, a charity set up by him 10 years ago to address the issue of littering. ‘Litter Angels’ encourages young people to understand the anti-social nature of littering. The charity works with local primary schools to get the message across to our youngest […]

Jeanette’s guest on the ‘Helping Hands’ show this week was Olive Long, member of the Salvation Army and representative of Churches Together on Sheppey. Olive spoke about the ‘World Day of Prayers’, an annual, ecumenical world-wide event with over 170 countries taking part. Each year the Order of Service is prepared by woman of a […]

Mari & Keith interviewed Sarah Lewry from the ‘Green Milers Running Club’ whose members run 2-3 times a week including regular strength & conditioning training. Starting in October the group will meet every Thursday at the Royal Hotel, Sheerness to plan their fundraising programmes. In 2013 £2,000 was donated to ‘Children with Cancer UK’. The […]

Becky Creavin has launched a new ‘Child to Parent Violence’ Support Group starting on the 20th June between 10am~midday at the Hope St Centre, Sheerness. It’s open to parents and carers of children who display physical or verbal towards the adults looking after them. Pre-school children are welcome but remain the adults responsibility. Becky decided […]

Amanda Peddle and her daughter Abbie joined Robbie & Keith to introduce her first book – Tam’s Journey. Tam is a young boy who goes on the adventure of a lifetime, learning about his brain and emotions at the same time as discovering a new friend called Hetty. This story will reassure and calm children […]

Becky Sargent is a brave young lady that is climbing Mt Snowdon to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society on Fri 7th June. Becky said “the climbers will meet up at 10pm for a briefing, then begin the midnight trek. The ascent will take 5~7 hours and they will see the early dawn from the […]

Paul Harper & Abby Dewberry from the Hope St Centre, S/ness talked to Mick about their wide range of valuable services & activities. The centre is a charity offering skills & employment support, with a ‘Job Club’ every Monday 1pm~3.30pm, computer training, every Weds 9.30am~ midday, advice sessions, volunteering & work placements for adults with […]

Local artist Richard Jefries returned to our studios to sketch a picture of Presenter Lauren, whilst she was hosting her show. During his sketching, Richard talked about 2 great projects he’s working on. For all of June Richard is exhibiting sketches & illustrations at the Gateway, Sheerness, featuring his favourite comic book character Goth, Luna […]

Matt Jones from the RNLI Beach Lifeguards unit joined Keith to share their plans for Summer 2019. Since the May Bank Holiday there have been active Lifeguard stations at both Sheerness & Leysdown beaches every Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6.00pm. This will become 7 days a week from July 6th 2019 and run throughout […]

Two of our recent radio trainees, Indiana Hook and Harry Todd, both from Year 9 West, joined presenter Chris Thomas for a special interview yesterday, live on Sheppey FM. Steve Chalke, Founder of Oasis, was visiting Sheppey Matters and the Sheppey Community Media Centre where our budding reporters were ready to ask him about his […]


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