Heckington is one of very few villages in the UK to have its own community radio station. Since its launch in March 2020, Heckington Living Community Radio (‘HLR’) has entertained and, most importantly, helped to keep us, our families and friends connected. We’re not a ‘pirate’ radio station. As well as maintaining studio equipment, we have to pay music licensing and streaming fees. This doesn’t come cheap. We are all volunteers, we are not allowed to carry commercial advertising and do not charge anyone to listen. This means that we have to raise the money it costs to run the station. 

We need your help so we can continue to bring HLR to you, your family and friends, and continue to expand our offering!

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Thank you for your support and good luck!

Yours sincerely,

Andy Mellett Brown

Station Manager & Chair (Heckington Living)

We’d also like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who contributed to our funding in 2021. They include:-

Ruby’s Plaice has been our station sponsor since the beginning and we’re delighted to be working with Raj and Ruby once again in 2021/22.

Thank you Raj and Ruby!

Working with Rev Captain Chris Harrington has been such a pleasure and HLR is delighted to be able to continue supporting our friends at St Andrew’s Church and The Heckington & Helpringham Group of Parishes in 2021/22.

Thank you to everyone across the group of parishes for your amazing contribution to our appeal.

Tom Brown, son of station founder Andy Mellett Brown, tragically passed away at the beginning of February 2021. Andy works for The Care Quality Commission and, while he was away from work, his friends and colleagues at CQC collected a considerable sum and in April, donated it to HLR in Tom’s memory.

Andy, Patricia, Harry and family, and the HLR team would like to thank everyone at CQC for their kindness and generosity. You are amazing.

HLR is delighted to have received a donation from Heckington Parish Council toward the running costs of the station. HLR is a true community initiative, supported by many, both inside and outside Heckington. We’re pleased to count Heckington Parish Council among them. Our thanks to the Parish Council.

We think HLR has the most loyal and supportive listeners on the planet. During every live show you’ll find them in the HLR Live Lounge. Their contributions to the HLR Appeal have been amazing. We really couldn’t run HLR without you.

Thank you to ALL our wonderful Live Loungers. We love you.

Within weeks of launching our appeal on GoFundMe, we’d raised over £1000. Many of these donations were anonymous. Whether large or small, every one of these donations will help HLR to keep us all connected in 2021/22.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the appeal. You have all made a massive difference.

If you would like to make a donation to the HLR Appeal, please go here.

Thank you!