“Working in radio, I realise how many people rely on their radio for company, Radio presenters all over the world receive thousands of letters every day from people stating that fact. I am proud to be an ambassador for Wavelength.’ – Rick Wakeman, YES keyboardist, “Grumpy Old Man” and radio presenter
‘I decided to become an Ambassador for Wavelength because in this day and age, we can forget that some people still do not have the TVs and radios that most of us take for granted. After reading some letters of thanks from the people helped by Wavelength, I know that without their TVs and radios some are housebound in silence which is not a healthy way to live. Loneliness is cruel and can lead to depression, and bringing TV and radio into homes helps massively with loneliness and mental health. When I was suffering myself with Selective Mutism as a child, I could be in a crowded classroom but still felt lonely. The need to get home to speak was extremely important to me. People should feel most comfortable and happy in their own homes. Wavelength strives to bring that comfort and peace of mind to everyone.’ – Kirsty Rose Heslewood, Reigning Miss UK
‘So many people these days suffer loneliness. Living alone can be so depressing. But Wavelength can offer an escape by supplying a form of media to create noise and sound, music and images into an empty space. My dad died when I was 11 years old and my mum had to work, and I hated coming home to an empty house. Even today if my wife goes away I will leave the radio on so that I don’t come home to silence.’ – Miki Travis, comedy entertainer and magician
There are so many exciting developments going on with WaveLength at the moment. We’re helping many more people with our tablet schemes, including one lady being kept in a ‘bubble’ for a bone marrow transplant. For six weeks, using Skype on her tablet will be the only way she can see her kids.
We’ll be officially inaugurating our Ambassadors on the 14th November, so look out for pics!