As a result of the Speaking Up For A Change project 270 people over the age of 55 across the country are producing radio that makes a difference.
These 270 participants are drawn from active retirement groups, men’s sheds, senior citizens’ parliaments and the simply curious, and are working with their local community radio station to become first-time radio makers and advocates for the changes they would like to see in their world.
In local programming and in 2 ground breaking national series, these new radio makers are raising their own voices and also reaching out into the wider community to engage with their peers, older people in the community, in care settings and in community groups, speaking to ministers, politicians, lobbying organisations and state agencies about the issues that matter to them.
Made with the support of The Community Foundation for Ireland (CFI) the series launch took place in the Mansion House on Feb the 25th where some of the Youghal participants were in attendance.
Speaking Up For Change starts on Thursday 10th March at 5.30pm on CRY104FM.