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MDR has the ability to contribute professionally to all these community events involving a talented group of MDR members who have the skills and flexibility to ensure they are successful. Working on these events is good and experienced presenters are happy give support to those presenters who not been involved previously but we need to develop a bigger team for the OEU. Members are encouraged to contact Damian Wilkins on damianwilkins@yahoo.co.uk or on 07456 573173 to get involved in OEU events





This event is held on Lindfield Common in June every year and requires a lot of input from our technical and presenting team with over 80 individual stalls covering charities, local organisations and commercial companies plus there are fairground rides, vintage cars on display and many food and drinks outlets. It is attended by many hundreds of people. The event is up running by late morning and the OEU starts up at 12 noon and carries on till 4.30. The weather held sunny again this year and a good time was had by participants, organisers and onlookers. Click here for more details



The Cosmos Football Festival is the club’s annual event where hundreds of players, supporters and families turn up and are involved in matches over nine pitches covering age groups from under 7’s through to age 18 (both boys and girls) followed by an hour long presentation ceremony for both teams and individuals. The whole event lasts over 4 hours. As part of the event, raffles are held and there are marquees/stalls providing food, general refreshments plus a beer tent


MDR's role is to play music, make announcements about what is going on and provide general information. Normally, the presentations are made in the open outside the main marquee, but because it rained (for the first time since the event started) it had to be moved into a very crowded marquee at short notice, Fortunately Sol together with the organiser (and some quick thinking) were able to remove one of the wall panels in the marquee and poke the MDR speakers through the opening so the announcements could be heard Gary set up the OEU and Sol acted a compere/presenter for the event




We have had some great guests in for a chat with Wendy on the Simply Redhead show with interesting stories of what they've been doing or are about to do .... here are just some of them - don't forget to contact us if you have a tale to tell or would like to talk about an event you are planning - just email wendy@mdr.org.uk or chairman@mdr.org.uk . You can record a filler to promote your organisation as well!


Rosie Langhorn, Geoff Heath and Sarah Reynolds


Lindfield Arts Festival 17th &18th September 2016

This year's Arts Festival promises to be better than ever - Geoff Heath and Sarah Reynolds from the LAF committee came in to tell us about the exciting programme of events over the festival weekend. For more information visit www.lindfieldartsfestival.com

















Local legend drummer Raye du Val popped in with clarinettist and vocalist John Delphin to talk about their forthcoming gig at Clair Hall on 23rd July . The John Delphin Quartet is one of many bands Raye plays with including two of his own. John demonstrated a couple of well known 'riffs' on his clarinet while Raye praised his style as being very close to that of renowned clarinetist Benny Goodman. John's latest album The Blue Clarinet featuring his original number 'Riff Raff' can be found through his website.


Raye and John will be playing again together at the Lindfield Club in August. 















Lovely Lisa Williamson Deputy Manager of the LOF Coffee shop came with volunteer and LOF secretary Margaret Burgess to talk about the coffee shop and the reasons behind its success - the friendly volunteers and the great value fresh teas, coffees and choices of food. The coffee shop is the main source of funds for the LOF which spends the money it earns on buying equipment and much needed items for the PRH.


While she was with us Lisa was persuaded to record a filler promoting the coffee shop and another asking for more volunteers.



























We had a great afternoon talking to Sylvia Harris about the beautiful floral engine Haywards Heath Horticultural Society has built on the Commercial Roundabout by the station to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the first train to arrive here.

The design is a copy of the original engine aptly named Haywards Heath and has been built mostly out of succulents.

For information on HHHS visit their website www.hhhs.org.uk



















Florrie Longhorn and Sylvia Harris


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The Haywards Heath Lions Swimarathon 2017 was held on Good Friday, at the The Dolphin Leisure Centre.  The Charity they are supporting this year is for the Chailey Heritage ‘Dream Room’.  Half of what we raise will go to them and half to Mid Downs Radio.

Swimmers were: Cathy Barnett, Poppa Roy Randall, Paul Barnett, Jo Toase, Jenny Blake, Dave Hammond and Mike Oliver filling in for Cathy after a couple of lengths.  Robbie Randall and Wendy Swinton- Eagle were the scorers, we swum 68 lengths officially.

We are hoping to raise the final figure of over £900.00.  which will mean £450.00 for MDR Funds.  We have only missed one year in 15 and this must be the most we have raised.  Final figure will be known after 14th May and a presentation will be held in June.

So, many congratulations and thanks must go to all the team for their tremendous efforts in swimming and fundraising.

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The Haywards Heath Lions Swimarathon 2017

A good Start to the OEU Season


Lindfield Village Day 4th June 2016


Cosmos Event


Visitors to our Studios


PRH League of Friends Coffe Shop


Raye du Val and Jonh Delphin


175th Anniversary-whoo whoo