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December 1st, 2015

Category: General

DRiNKLiNK was delighted to stop by the Shmu FM last week and you can catch what happened by tuning into the ‘So Why Don’t You….’ programme on 99.8FM tomorrow at 2pm.

Community radio station, Shmu FM established as a charity in 2003 and has grown to be one of the core cultural organisations in Aberdeen. The organisation is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of the city in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm as well as a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.

In a packed programme, DRiNKLiNK volunteers Stacey Summers and Katherine Irvine update listeners on what’s new with DRiNKLiNK.

Speaking of the programme, Stacey said: “I was really grateful to Mike Melvin on inviting us to speak on SHMU FM. The last time I was on the radio station, DRiNKLiNK was still a pipe-dream and it was a real opportunity to present 3 years later with the company of Katherine, who is an active supporter of the charity through our relationship with White Wolf Collective.

Katherine and Stacey joined Stevie Kearney, Student Development & Volunteering Co-ordinator from RGU: Union. Steve spoke about the work of RGU: Union and outlined the vast volunteering and support it offers to the community.

Katherine Irvine previously of RGU, will be celebrating 2 years with White Wolf Collective in February 2016. Katherine joined White Wolf Collective following a workplace placement with the Aberdeen based marketing consultancy.

Katherine said: “The placement opportunity with White Wolf Collective was a great introduction to consultancy working. Largely working in the oil and gas sector, it gave me a good grounding on how marketing can improve a businesses performance. The work with DRiNKLiNK has given me a completely different exposure. I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak about what I have learned on the radio and to highlight the benefits of volunteering whilst working toward a qualification.”

Presenter Mike on the Mic and Marvellous Mimi, both from ACVO also pack in the latest ACVO, Third Sector, volunteering, community news and updates, mixed in with some good tunes and banter in between.

You can listen in to the full programme Wednesday 2nd December at 2.00pm or listen again Monday 7th December at 9.00am and again at 2.00am Thursday 3rd December.

The ACVO and SHMU teams have great guests lined up over the next few weeks to highlight their work in the community. Tune in to find out about getting involved as volunteers.

Remember to tweet us @Drinklink_org or chat with us on Facebook to tell us your thoughts on what we had to say.

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