NORTH Oxfordshire’s Hospital Radio station Radio Horton has accomplished a record-breaking number of donations, raising £800 at its annual festive fundraiser.

The event was held at Sainsbury’s in Banbury on December 22 last year and saw volunteers spread festive cheer to shoppers and staff.

The station provided entertainment to shoppers as they entered, while Father Christmas was also on hand to help make sure public spirits were high in time for Christmas.

Speaking after the event, Radio Horton’s outside events coordinator and trustee Bill Warren said: “We are overwhelmed by the support from the local community and shoppers of Sainsbury’s once again for their generosity before Christmas.

“This £800 is a fantastic amount and we really cannot thank the public enough for their charitableness.

“We would also like to thank the staff of Sainsbury’s Banbury for their excellent hospitality and for welcoming us back.

“We look forward to more fundraising events with the store this year.”

The donations received from the festive fundraiser will contribute towards purchasing a new generator and new equipment for Radio Horton’s outside events, after theft and vandalism was caused to its Outside Broadcast Vehicles last summer following a break-in.