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This afternoon, Blink FM spoke to Dr Sheena Si, of Alevia Healthcare, about National Chiropractic Awareness Week and the clinic’s upcoming event Technology and Teens.  It aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining good posture when using new technology such as tablets and games consoles.

Sheena explained how important it is to watch your posture for the sake of your future health in an interview with Lake Effect ahead of the event on Tuesday, which includes a series of fun workshops for all ages and a raffle in support of the local air ambulance.

Listen to the interview below and download the flyer for more information.


We’re pleased to have received the following report from Charlie Berry following the Brathay Challenge we told you about a few weeks ago:

On the 27th March 2014 the Cobham Brathay Team 2014 took part in and completed a community project at Lulworth Cottage in Bournemouth. The community project was accepted by Diverse Abilities Plus, a charitable company who help and support people with a wide range of disabilities, whether they be physical or learning, not just for a short period of time, but throughout their whole lives.


Welcome to a new look for the Blink FM website!  We hope that this redesign will enable us to integrate our social media presence with our website.

Over the coming weeks, you can expect to see more video content and links with Twitter on the homepage of the website and you should notice that you can open full items without having to load a separate page.

This new look is also more optimised for mobiles and tablets, so should set out nicely on whichever device you use and however big your screen!

Please feel free to leave any feedback below in the comments.


A team of local apprentices have sent us a message about a charity event they are taking part in this week.  Find more information below:

 

A team of 9 apprentices from Cobham PLC, an Aerospace and Defense firm based across the UK are participating in the apprentice Brathay Challenge to help raise money for their chosen charity, Help For Heroes. They have been visiting local schools and colleges across the country in an effort to raise the awareness of apprenticeships and also have undertaken various fundraising activities, such as a car wash and a raffle draw. On Thursday 13th March 2014, the 9 apprentices will be travelling to Dorset and camping overnight, and on Friday 14th March 2014 – Sunday 16th March 2014 they will be walking a total of 95 miles across the Jurassic Coast to raise money for charity. This is an extremely difficult challenge and both physically and mentally challenging. We are asking people to kindly donate via our Just Giving page, any amount that you can spare. Our target amount is £4000. Please ask friends and relatives to donate any amount and sponsor us.


On Saturday 22nd February, Bucks Cut Films, an annual film competition for young people, in which film makers produce adverts of two minutes maximum to persuade their friends not to smoke, launched for 2014 in High Wycombe.

Listen to Luke Hashman’s report below:

For more information, visit the Bucks Cut Films website.

Music provided by Danosongs.com


Lachlan Smith, one of our presenters, is producing a short film and needs actors!  Please read the message from him below and contact him via this Facebook page if you’re interested.  If you don’t have Facebook, please email us on admin@blink-fm.co.uk and we will pass your message on.

There will be auditions held in the next few weeks.

Please contact me, as parts are limited to three boys and three girls, and we would like to see talented young people to play these roles.

Contact us for more details, including when and where you will audition.

This is an opportunity to broaden your experience as well as a great chance to make new contacts, and receive any footage of your performance for any show reels, or just for personal use.


Are you interested in music, film making, street art or just generally being creative?  If so, we’ve been contacted by a group with a fantastic opportunity for you!

Please see the message below from Bucks Cut Films:

Join us for the public launch of Bucks Cut Films 2014 and get creative!

Cut Films are working with NHS Buckinghamshire engaging young people across Bucks in the issues of smoking, their health and film-making through their annual anti-tobacco short film competition for anyone under 25. Make a short film/advert (under 2 mins) that persuades your friends not to smoke and you could be in with a chance of winning! The closing date for film entries is 2nd May 2014 and you can find out more at cutfilms.org/bucks.

The official launch of the competition will be on Saturday 22nd February from 1-3pm at the Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe (near Tesco) and we would love you to be involved!

Throughout the afternoon local street artist Dien will be creating some artwork for Cut Films and you we need your help too! Learn how to write your name in a graffiti style, stick up your design and you could win some top prizes including an iPod shuffle and Cut Films Hoodie!

Just pop by anytime between 1-3pm, see you there!

For more information please call James on 07940375824 or email james@cutfilms.org

Blink FM will be present at the event on Saturday to interview people who take part so keep an eye out for us!


Tomorrow night, Blink FM’s James Weatherstone, alongside his band Figure 33, is hosting an Open Mic Night at Mom’s Diner in High Wycombe.  Come along from 7pm to enjoy a selection of performances from local unsigned artists!

Blink FM’s Luke Hashman will also be at the event interviewing the artists and providing a live blog for this website.  Make sure you keep your eyes peeled here if you are unable to be at the event itself!

 


We would like to wish a very Happy New Year to everyone who has listened to or volunteer for Blink FM. Your support throughout 2013 has been invaluable and as a result, it was by far our biggest year yet!

We look forward to continuing to provide music and entertainment for the young people of South Buckinghamshire throughout 2014 as we continue to expand.

On behalf of the entire team, a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you all.

Luke Hashman & Liam Gates
Blink FM Management Team