On this week’s show we talk about some of the TV programmes we have enjoyed and learnt from over the past week including Coastal Railways with Julie Walters who visited Torquay and Paignton on her journey and shared some of the highlights from the Bay.
We then go onto talk about Old People’s Home for 4 year olds, a documentary of an experiment which seeks to demonstrate the real benefits of intergenerational relationships and how important for both young and old to have these close relationships to maintain a healthy level of wellbeing.
Finally we talk about the recent television programme with Dame Judi Dench where she shares her passion for trees and how we learnt new facts about how trees communicate with each other as well as how they effectively fend off attacks from invasive species.
We highlight a local campaign by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust to increase the tree coverage at Churston Woods which is currently crowdfunding £5000 to raise the shortfall in funding which is needed. More details can be found at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/replanting-churston-woods
We also share with listeners details of two beach cleaning days which are being held by Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative on Thursday 28th December at Hopes Nose in Torquay and Saturday 6th January at Brixham Breakwater. Full details can be found at http://www.facebook.com/CleanerCoasts
We go onto talk about the charity Mariposa Trust which was founded by Zoe & Andy Clark-Coastes who have themselves lost 5 babies. The charity is dedicated to remembering every life that has been lost and providing real support for the parents, their families and friends. On their Facebook page “Saying Goodbye” from 7am to 11pm on December 25th, Zoe will be sharing hourly posts to support those who dread December 25th.
We finish the show with our two regular features – the first is highlighting a project found on http://www.ododow.org, the interactive community map of charities and community groups and organisations. ODODOW is the brainchild of a wonderful lady by the name of Jaki Bent from If Everyone Cares. The map is free to use and free for members too, and it aims to list every charity, community group and organisation which offers help and assistance in the UK, so that anyone at any time who requires help can access it in their area.
This week we shine the spotlight on Totnes based Proud2Be which has recently been named as the UK’s top 100 ‘Awesome Networks’. It began in June 2011, when founders, Jon & Mat Price, recorded a short video explaining how they are both ‘proud to be gay’
We finish the show with a reflection from Rise Like Air entitled Permission Granted, before Debbie and David reflect on the past year for them and their personal highlights.
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Songs in the show include:
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – Jingle Bell Rock
Soneni & The Soul – Siyahamba
Florence and the Machine – Queen of Peace
Unsung Lilly – Wonderful Christmas Time
Vin Goodwin – British Christmas
Paul Bateman & Oliver Davis – Air Waltz
The Portraits – Rhythm of the World
MIRI – Tinsel Tree
Chris Eaton and Abby Scott – Symphony of Light
Emma Stevens – Somewhere Only We Know
Cadivan – Tutaina
Irene Conti – The Man Who Still Believes
Vin Goodwin – So Near The Stars
Janelle Monae – Tightrope