107.3 Stafford FM

Online fundraising auction! Grab yourself a bargain!

Online fundraising auction! Grab yourself a bargain!

The first Annual Stafford FM online Auction is here, giving you the chance to win some fabulous prizes while supporting your local radio station.
As part of our licence agreement with Ofcom, 50% of our running cost income has to come from fundraising events in the local community, this is a great opportunity for us as a station to give something back to you, the listeners.
Starting on the 11th of April you have the chance to bid on a number of fantastic prizes donated by local businesses in and around Stafford.
The auction will come to a close on the 25th of April, our first on-air birthday. Grab yourself a fabulous prize by bidding from as little as 1p. The highest bidder at 11 am on the 25th of April will win.
All you need to do to bid is go to our facebook page and bid on the item you would like by commenting on the picture with your bid.  Good luck and happy bidding!
Items up for auction are… (New items being added so keep looking!)
Brand Warehouse – £20 Gift Voucher
The Brand Warehouse are a Stafford based business who specialise in branded goods for all kinds of companies, teams and even individual buyers. From polo shirts, to hoodies and even branded pens. The Brand Warehouse can give you that stylish branded look you’re looking for.
Off The Hook – Lunch Time Deal Voucher
Enjoy a delightful lunchtime meal at Stafford’s newest Fish & Chip restaurant. Recently opened in the old Nag’s Head building on Mill Street, off the hook serves delicious chip shop meals inside their tastefully decorated restaurant. Certainly something for all you food lovers out there. The taste is the difference!
The Soup Kitchen – £15 Voucher
The Soup Kitchen is a quaint little cafe at the top of Church Lane in Stafford. With waitress service and delightful hot and cold meals as well as a range of hot and cold drinks, The Soup Kitchen is the perfect place to catch up with an old friend and enjoy a wonderful meal. Children are welcome and Grannies are adored at this local multi-award winning cafe.
Peter Rogers Photographic LTD – Portrait sitting and an 8×5 photograph
Memories are something to treasure forever, and Peter Rogers Photographic help you to share those memories with your loved ones. This prize is perfect for anyone who wants to keep a special memory of a loved one or friend. With professional photographers and many years of experience in the field, you’re in no safer hands than at Peter Rogers Photographic.
Afford Rent A Car – Weekend Special 1.6 Vehicle
Afford Rent A Car do exactly what their name says, they make it affordable to rent a car or vehicle. In the Stafford FM online auction you have the chance to bid on special 1.6 vehicle for use over a weekend. So whether you’re moving large objects or just fancy going out for a drive, this prize is perfect for anyone who is able to drive.
Stafford UPVC Windows – Door supplied and fitted worth over £690
Stafford UPVC Windows boast a massive range of windows and doors for all kinds of houses. This fabulous prize gives the lucky winner a new door supplied and fitted by the professional and friendly staff at Stafford UPVC Windows.
Chapman Records – Northern Soul Top 500 Book, Rare Tracks Wigan Casino CD & 2 Key Rings
Chapman Records is a Stafford based business ran by Stafford FM’s very own Sean Chapman. If you’re looking for quality northern soul, mod and ska 45s, LPs and memorabilia at great prices Chapman Records is the place to be. This set of fabulous prizes is something that every Northern Soul fan should be getting excited over.
Shogun GamesXbox One T-Shirt 
Shogun games are the only independent video game store in Stafford. From retro classics to modern masterpiece games, Shogun Games buy, sell and trade games with local Stafford people. They’ve given us one of their Xbox One promotional t-shirts sent to them straight from Microsoft. Not one to miss if you’re a local gamer.
Save Our Soles – 2 x £20 Gift Vouchers
SOS is Stafford’s only independent fashion footwear, streetwear & skate shop located in the town center. Founded in 2008, they focus on providing exciting new brands, in a boutique style environment with excellent customer service.
Pastiche Bistro3 Course Dinner and Bottle of Prosecco for 2 people
A perfect prize to treat that special someone with. Enjoy a luxourious meal for two at Stafford’s Pastich Bistro. With professionally prepared meals from all over the world, and friendly service, this prize is perfect for anyone who wants to treat a special someone.
Slaters Brewery6 Tickets to Tour
Here’s one for all you ale lovers. Slaters Brewery have been brewing hand crafted local ales for over 20 years. Take a tour of this local ale brewery and even get a taste of their current ales. Slaters Brewery have won multiple awards for their ales so if you are the kind of person who enjoys a cool glass, this one is certainly for you.
Lakeside Golf Club2 x Golf Lesson Vouchers
Lakeside Golf Club in Rugeley are offering you the chance to win two vouchers for lessons on how to play one of the most enjoyable sports out there. Whether you’re looking to get into golf as your full time hobby, or just want to experience a lesson with a professional golf coach, this prize is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Stafford’s Blues Festival with a touch of rock is a yearly event in Stafford which brings out the best in our community. A fun and friendly atmosphere in the warm Stafford sun can’t be beaten except for when you add the unmistakable sound of a blues guitar. Win tickets for yourself and a friend or family member to join in on the hottest local blues music event of the year.
Regent Theatre – ATG Card Membership
The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent is one of the finest Theatres in the West Midlands. Putting on all kinds of shows from musicals to dramas and even pantos. You could win yourself an ATG membership which includes benefits like opening night offers, priority ticket booking, ticket deals and so much more. This is a prize that any lover of Theatre will certainly be willing to fight for.
The Crown, Abbots Bromley – 3 Course Sunday Lunch for 2
Win a delicious three course Sunday lunch for you and a loved one at The Crown, Abbots Bromley. This quaint pub has all the feel of a traditional English pub serving amazing food as well as real ales to help wash it all down. What better way is there to spend a Sunday?

Lucious Lashes – £45 Gift Card
Here’s a special one for the ladies. Lucious Lashes have specialised in individual eyelash extensions for over seven years. If you want to treat yourself or know someone who you’d like to treat, this prize is perfect for you.

Time to Float – Floatation Session
Time to Float’s state of the art floatation pods contains 10 inches of super-saturated salt solution, creating an environment similar to the Dead Sea which enables you to float effortlessly on the surface. The water is then heated to skin temperature, so that it’s virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water, and those that aren’t, in effect “fooling” the brain into believing that the person is floating in mid-air.
This deep relaxation state achieved allows the body to recover from stress. Pain is relieved. Blood flow is stimulated through all the tissues, natural endorphins are released, with the brain gives out alpha waves associated with relaxation and meditation.
This prize is perfect for anyone who is suffering from muscle pains or just wants to have the most relaxing experience of their life.

Toni & Guy – Blow Dry & Olaplex Treatment
Why not treat yourself with this next prize, in fact let us spoil you. Expertly educated, the Tony & Guy teams deliver superior hairdressing and treatments, and their beautifully designed salons offer you a space to relax. Treat yourself of a special someone to something they’ll really enjoy.

Stafford Reiki – Mini Reiki Session
The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century, which is activated by intention. It works on every level, not just the physical. The simplest definition of the word Reiki is Universal or Spiritual (Rei) Life Force or Energy (Ki).chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. The Reiki system is a simple and powerful system of energy work that anyone can learn to use for developing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony and wholeness in themselves and for assisting others. Win yourself a mini Reiki session to feel the affects of this mysterious method for yourself.

Tesco – 3 bottles of wine
Why not treat yourself to a selection of wine from Stafford’s local Tesco branch? Perfect to go with a Sunday lunch or just a nice glass in the evening after a stressful day.

Trentham Monkey Forest – Family Pass
Something for all the family here as you can win yourself a family pass to Trentham Monkey Forest. Come and see some of the cheekiest animals Staffordshire has to offer. The monkeys live in complete freedom and are a joy to observe for kids and adults alike.

Craig Morris – 30 Minute Spiritualist Medium Reading
Craig Morris is a friend of the Asylum Team on Stafford FM. Craig had led a pretty normal life up until 2009 where he stepped into the world of mediumship. He accompanied the Late Colin Fry, demonstrating with him on his final farewell tour. Craig is currently touring the country himself with his own show titled ‘The Legacy’, in honour of his friend. This could very well be a once in a life time prize for anyone who has lost a loved one.

Eric Furze – Harmonica Pack
Stafford FM’s very own Eric Furze has donated a Harmonica pack which is a fantastic prize for any music lover. You can listen to Eric on Totally local every Monday at 7pm on 107.3 Stafford FM.

Sing & Play Live on the Folk Show with the UK’s greatest Clawhammer Banjo Player Dan Walsh
Fancy being on the radio? Fancy singing on the radio? Fancy singing on the radio with the UK’s greatest Clawhammer Banjo player? Then this prize is for you. You could appear of Stafford FM’s folk show with the brilliant Dan Walsh. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone who loves to perform.

Graham Turner – Remote Control Lamborghini
Graham Turner has generously donated an awesome remote controlled Lamborghini which you could win! Perfect for kids or big kids, this cool little car is something that is sure to make everyone envious.

Stafford Rangers Special!!!- Shed End Update!

Stafford Rangers Special!!!- Shed End Update!

Update!!! We are pleased to update the following about the Shed End project after speaking to Graham Mitchell.

Two weeks ago we had a meeting with the board of directors where we submitted revised plans for the shed.

The revised plans are for a 70 metre cantilever stand which is 7 meters deep, they unanimously supported the scheme.

Planning permission has now been submitted and we are now tendering for the contract for the fabrication and erection of the structure that we hope to have in place prior to the commencement of the 2016/17 season.

 

 

 

The Sports Sandwich team did a Stafford Rangers special to highlight the excellent season that they are having and to update everyone.

We had in the studio Alan G and Mitch giving us an update on the Shed End project.

Then Neil Kitching came in and did and interview along with Christian Dacres, Nick Amos and Martin Prentice.

Listen again as Leah Claire, Matt Sargeant and Ian Beddow do a Stafford Rangers special on the Sports Sandwich 107.3 Stafford FM

https://soundcloud.com/ianbeddowmusic/stafford-fm-sports-sandwich-stafford-rangers-special

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

The search is now on to find applicants who can take the crown of Miss Staffordshire 2016.

This isn’t just your regular beauty pageant, it’s a pageant with a purpose. The hunt is on for young women aged between 17-24 with a sparkly attitude, who ooze charm and charisma and who take pride in their appearance.

The lucky winner will represent the county with a guaranteed place in the Miss England competition, if successful, they will have the chance to compete for the Ultimate title of Miss World, the most famous beauty pageant on the planet, with a $100,000 prize up for grabs!

But the question is… Can we find a Stafford girl to grab that crown? Come on girls, let’s get on this!

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY FOR MISS STAFFORDSHIRE 2016