ALL FM is awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. This follows on from being awarded ‘Community Radio Station of the Year’ in October 2019.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by
volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. ALL FM is one of 230 charities,
social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year.

Ed, the Director of ALL FM said ‘ this award reflects the hard work, talent and
vision of our volunteers. The voices of our volunteers represent many communities in
Greater Manchester. They speak for and to communities. This award recognises
and celebrates this. Now more than ever it’s vital that our communities have a voice.
I’d also like to thank our small staff team who has helped train our volunteers and
keep the station on air. It’s a real team effort.’

Co-chair of the Volunteers Steering Group, Vicky is delighted; ‘As the
longest serving female presenter, nineteen years and counting, my enthusiasm and
love for this station has never faltered and is something I have never and will never
take for granted. I’m still learning all the time and it’s such a privilege and pleasure to
be here and long may it continue’.

Dave Booth

We were devastated to hear of Dave’s sudden death on Saturday. Dave had co hosted with Sean on ALL FM for a couple of years and was a part of the family here. Dave’s contribution to Manchester music is legendary and his legacy is huge.

We send our condolences to his family and friends.

The Lockdown Show-Listen again

If you missed the Daily Lockdown Show; 4pm every weekday, highlighting what’s happening in your community right now and what’s open, available and support there is. Listen again on:

If you want to promote what’s happening in your community or your an organisation supporting your community, get in touch with Sean on

Freephone helpline to support the more vulnerable & Inspired Taskforce Support

Freephone helpline to support the more vulnerable in Manchester
A new freephone helpline to support the more vulnerable people in Manchester during the Coronavirus pandemic will go live on from 8.30am from Monday 30th March 2020 offering support to
• People over the age of 70 who are self-isolating and have no support network
• People who have received a letter from the NHS advising they are at higher risk or are medically vulnerable according to government criteria
• Those who are self-isolating with no support networks (ie. friends or family).
Help will also be available, but not limited to, other groups such as carers, care leavers or young carers.
The primary needs that call handlers can help with are:
• Delivery of food
• Delivery of medication
• Combating loneliness
• Managing fuel top-up payments
The freephone number is: 0800 234 6123 and lines are open Monday to Saturday, between 8.30am and 5.30pm.
You can also goto: where people can access up to date information immediately.

The Inspired Taskforce will help by
– providing a freshly cooked meal every day to a group of 50 targeted older or vulnerable people
– delivering food bags on Fridays to all those who would normally get food bags from The Bread & Butter Project.
– working with Levy Corona Helpers to mobilise a team of around 30 delivery drivers
– organising a ‘telephone tree’ to support 150 older people with a phone call each week