Tulip Radio New Year message

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2015 has been a very busy year for Tulip Radio. We were engaged in many community events and hosted the first Pride of South Holland Awards, presented by Coronation Street star Antony Cotton.

To paraphrase John Lennon’s Christmas song Happy Xmas (War is Over) ‘Another year over, a new one just begun’, once again 2015 has been a very busy year for Tulip Radio.

Throughout the year Tulip Radio has been engaged in so many community events and this year we hosted the first Pride of South Holland Awards, which saw many local people awarded for their contributions to the community. We were very lucky to share time with Coronation Street star Antony Cotton who presented the awards on the day and entertained us all with his wit.

We also got many local community groups involved with the Canvas Competition for Spalding in Bloom; we were awarded another Gold for Spalding. The canvasses were amazing and put on show at the Pride of South Holland Awards. Here at Tulip Radio, we were very proud of all our community and all the hard work that had been put into the work which made a brilliant show. John Hayes MP and his wife Susan had such a terrible job trying to decide who should win, they both wanted to give everyone a prize and very kindly sent every one of the entries a letter from the House of Commons.

Tulip Radio has been engaged for most of this year with the Armed Forces Community Covenant project, to bring together personal accounts of the experiences of the Armed Forces and of their loved ones. You can hear all the interviews from the project on our website, podcast page available to listen 24/7, at www.tulip-radio.co.uk

This year saw two new Prince and Princesses crowned at the Tulipmania event in May and at the annual Christmas Light Switch-on the Tulip Queen competition took place where Ella Holbrook was crowned as another worthy winner. Monika Biernacka is the Deputy Queen, Steph Morley and Gunita Sele were given the titles of Ambassadors for South Holland. The four girls attended their first event together at the Christmas Carol Service at the Johnson Community Hospital.

Thank you to all our sponsors, advertisers, listeners and our volunteer presenters and helpers who have supported Tulip Radio in 2015; without you, Tulip Radio would not be able to carry on serving its community. On behalf of everyone at Tulip Radio we wish you all a Happy and prosperous New Year.