Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the frequently asked questions we receive about Q Radiothon.

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About Q Radiothon

We are hosting our second Q Radiothon on Thursday 30th May, Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June 2019.

The aim of Q Radiothon is to bring people across Northern Ireland together to raise money for our four fantastic charity partners and the vital work they do to support local families affected cancer and serious illness.  Our charity partners are Action Cancer, Cancer Fund for Children, Friends of the Cancer Centre and Marie Curie.

Over the Q Radiothon weekend (Thursday 30th May to Saturday 1st June 2019), Q Radio will be buzzing with activity.  On Thursday and Friday we will be broadcasting live from a purpose built studio at Friends of the Cancer Centre, which is based at the heart of the Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, and on Saturday we will be taking Q Radiothon on the road as we broadcast from Victoria Square, Belfast, the Tower Centre Ballymena, The Quays, Newry and Foyleside, Derry/Londonderry.

Content will be driven by the work undertaken by each of the participating charities and we will hear some really inspiring stories about how your support can make a difference to the lives of local families.  Over the weekend we will be calling on our listeners and people across Northern Ireland to dig deep and to make a donation via text, phone or online.  We might even have some famous faces join us, so make sure you tune in.

In the run up to the Q Radiothon weekend, school pupils can also become rebels for a cause by taking part in our Break the Rules Fundraiser on 24th May or a date of their choice.

We are also encouraging people across Northern Ireland to take part in our Big Brunch, or to hold their own fundraising event, to help us raise even more money for our worthy causes.

On 14th June we will be taking you back in time at our 80s and 90s Disco in the Doyen.  Tickets are available here.

You can find out more about how you can support us by visiting the ‘Get Involved’ section of the website.

This year is our second Q Radiothon and we are committed to making a huge success for these charities, but we really need your help.  Together we can make a difference.

If you would like to find out more about each of the charities supported by

Q Radiothon, you can visit the ‘Our Charities’ section of the website https://qradiothon.com/our-charities/  or you can visit each of the charity websites by clicking on the links below:

    • Action Cancer – org/Home
    • Cancer Fund for Children – com
    • Friends of the Cancer Centre – com
    • Marie Curie – org.uk

We have endeavored to keep costs to run Q Radiothon to a minimum and thanks to the generosity of Q Radio management, Q Radio staff, our charitable partners and other sponsors, we have very low operating costs.  However, in order to administer the Q Radiothon, fundraise creatively and manage the funds raised professionally, we do incur some costs. You can find out more about the local companies supporting Q Radiothon in the ‘Our Sponsors’ section of the website https://qradiothon.com/sponsors/

Supporting Q Radiothon

The great news is there are lots of ways you can support Q Radiothon.  As well as tuning in to Q Radio from 30th May – 1st June and making donations across the weekend, we’re also calling on schools to take part in Break the Rules and people across Northern Ireland to come together to take part in our Big Brunch or to host their own event to help us raise as much money as we can for our charity partners.  You can also get tickets for our 80s and 90s Night in the Doyen. Find out more by visiting the ‘Get Involved’ section of our website.

Signing up for couldn’t be easier.  Simply click on the ‘Get Involved’ section of the website and download your fundraising pack which contains everything you need for a fantastic fundraiser.  You can let us know that you’re planning an event by emailing us at info@qradiothon.com.  We are on hand to support you with your fundraising.  Then all you have to do is pick a date when you’d like to host your event, tell all your family, friends and colleagues so they can join in the fun, and get set to raise lots of money for our chosen charities.

If you are taking part in Break the Rules, you can donate the money your school raises via our very on Break the Rules JustGiving Page www.justgiving.com/campaign/QRadiothonBreaktheRulesDay2019

We’d love to hear about all the great work you are doing to support us, so make sure you like our Q Radiothon Facebook page and to follow us on Twitter and Instagram so you can tag us in your pictures.  Don’t forget to use the hashtags #QRadiothon #TogetherWeCan

Facebook: www.facebook.com/QRadiothon

Twitter: @QRadiothon

Instagram: @qradiothon

If you don’t want to take part in an event, but would still like to support Q Radiothon, you can make a donation at any time.  There are several ways you can do it, see below:

  • Online: you can donate online at www.qradiothon/donate or by visiting our JustGiving page
  • Donate by text:

You can Text FIVE to 70144 to donate £5

You can Text TEN to 70144 to donate £10

You can Text Twenty to 70144 to donate £20

(Texts will cost your donation amount and standard network charge.  Our four charities will receive 100% of your donation.  Please obtain the bill payers permission first)

  • By post: send a cheque, made payable to ‘Q Radiothon’ to: Q Radio, Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET

The easiest way to make a donation from overseas is to donate online via our JustGiving page

Of course!  If you have your own idea then go for it.  If you can let us know what you’re planning by emailing our dedicated Q Radiothon fundraiser at info@qradiothon.com we can be on hand to support you with your fundraising.

We do advise that any fundraising activities you undertake must be done legally.  It is against the law to collect money door to door, hold street collections or arrange collections in public places without a licence.  It is also against the law to hold a raffle for more than one day without a licence.  If you have any additional queries, please email info@qradiothon.com .

We’d love to hear about all the great work you are doing to support us, so make sure you like our Q Radiothon Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram so you can tag us in your pictures.  Don’t forget to use the hashtags #QRadiothon #TogetherWeCan

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/QRadiothon

Twitter: @QRadiothon

Instagram: @qradiohton

Support from the local business community is really important and we would love lots of companies and places of work to be involved.  You and your colleagues can take part in our Big Brunch, or alternatively you can host your own fundraising event. If you have an event idea we would love to hear from you.  Our dedicated Q Radiothon fundraiser is here to help support you and provide any materials you need to make our event a huge success.   You can get in touch by emailing info@qradiothon.com.

Or if your company or place of work would like to make a donation, you can donate online here or post a cheque made payable to Q Radiothon to Q Radio, Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET.

Just like all our supporters, we’d love to hear about all the great work you and your place of work are doing to support us, so make sure you like our Q Radiothon Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram so you can tag us in your pictures.  Don’t forget to use the hashtags #QRadiothon #TogetherWeCan

Facebook: www.facebook.com/QRadiothon

Twitter: @QRadiothon

Instagram: @qradiothon

Unfortunately Q Radio will not be able to guarantee coverage of individual events on the station.  However, local newspapers are a great way to let people in your community know that you’re supporting Q Radiothon.  Please email us at info@qradiothon.com and we will be happy to send you information which your local paper will find useful.  This will also help spread the word about how other people in your community can support

Q Radiothon and help us raise even more money to support our four fantastic charities.

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that our presenters will be able to attend your event.  We have a really busy time ahead and our presenters will be heavily involved with our on air activities encouraging people across Northern Ireland to support Q Radiothon.

If you are taking part in an event or holding your own event, we would love to hear from you and we will try our very best to give some shout outs on air.

You can:

    • Text the studio on 60999
    • Whatsapp us: 07702687001
    • Follow us and tag us on social media using the hashtags #QRadiothon #TogetherWeCan
    • Facebook: facebook.com/goqradioofficial/
    • Twitter: @GoQRadio
    • Instagram: @qradiothon

You’ve worked hard to organise and host your event and you should be really proud of what you’ve achieved.  Once your event is over, don’t forget to pay in the money you have raised so that we can add it to our Q Radiothon total.  We will then send you a thank you letter and certificate with the incredible sum you’ve raised to support our charity partners.  A great way to let your family and friends how much money you have raised is by posting on your own social media.  Follow Q Radiothon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tag us in your posts.

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/QRadiothon

Twitter: @QRadiothon

Instagram: @qradiothon

You can visit our JustGiving page at any time to see the fantastic donations that we are raising together.  Our presenters will also keep everyone updated on how much money is being raised across the Q Radiothon weekend (30th May – 1st June).

The final total will be announced when all donations have been received and accounted for.  Once we have a grand total we will announce it on air on Q Radio, online on this website, across our social media channels and through our charity partners.  To help us get to our final total, we would encourage our fundraisers and donors to lodge their money as soon as they can (see section below for details).

Getting your money to us

There are lots of ways to send in your donations, but we ask that you don’t send cash by post. We also ask that you don’t send your donation directly to one of our charity partners as this will make it more difficult to track your donation and add it to the main Q Radiothon total.  Instead, please use one of the options below:

When you donate via our JustGiving page, you will be given the option to add Gift Aid which will add an extra 25p to every £1 you donate.  Unfortunately, we are not able to Gift Aid your cash or cheque donations this year, but we will be working on this for our next Q Radiothon.

Once we have received all donations from our wonderful supporters, the final total will be shared equally among our four charity partners Action Cancer, Cancer Fund for Children, Friends of the Cancer Centre and Marie Curie.

Each of our charity partners provide vital support to families across Northern Ireland who are affected by cancer, life-limiting and terminal illnesses.  To see some of the ways each charity will use your generous donation, you can visit the ‘Our Charities’ section of the website and you can also read some inspiring stories from people who have been supported by the work of each of the charities in the ‘News’ section of the website.

Or you can find out more about each charity and the work it does by visiting its website:

  • Action Cancer – org/Home
  • Cancer Fund for Children – com
  • Friends of the Cancer Centre – com
  • Marie Curie – org.uk

Your personal details

Q Radio is committed to making a difference to the lives of people affected by serious illness in Northern Ireland through the Q Radiothon.  To do this we need to collect and process certain personal data.  If we collect sensitive personal data from you, we will seek to only do so with your consent.  Q Radio fully respects any personal information you share with us and we promise to keep it safe.  We will never sell your data and we will safeguard your personal information in line with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018.

For full details on what information we collect and how we use it, please see our privacy policy – https://qradiothon.com/about/privacy-policy/

Contacting us

If you have any queries regarding the Q Radiothon, or if there is anything we can help with, you can complete the contact form in the ‘Contact us’ section of the website

Or alternatively you can email info@qradiothon.com and we will get back to you within 72 hours.

Feedback, good and bad, is really important as it helps ensure that we are delivering the very best to our listeners and those who have supported Q Radiothon.

If you have any issues you would like to bring to our attention please email us at info@qradiothon.com or write to us at: Q Radio, Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET