Radio 3’s annual Operation Santa Claus Charity Auction will be happening on Tuesday December 12th at 8.55 in the morning…for 24 hours only. With all sorts of amazing lots that you can eat, drink, admire, and experience, by taking part you’ll be having fun while raising money for the 16 charities we are helping assist the needy of Hong Kong via this year’s 36th anniversary Operation Santa Claus campaign.
Once again we’re doing it all online, in conjunction with our morning business programme Money Talk. Join host Steven Filby and guests next Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8.55, for the launch and the finale.
In the meantime, go to the auction site, where you can have a look at what’s on offer in our growing list of items, you can register to bid, and… right now you can also donate any amount you like to Operation Santa Claus 2023.
It's almost time for Santa Claus to come to town. He's made his list and he's checked it twice. So, right across December he'll be popping In... The Common Room, via 'Santallite' from the grotto in Lapland, to update you on all his Christmas preparations.
Don't miss Santa's Festive Updates at 5.20pm each December weekday... until the big day ... In The Common Room!
Operation Santa Claus 2023 is ON!
This beloved annual charity fundraising drive, jointly organized by RTHK and the South China Morning Post, is, for the 36th time, helping those in Hong Kong who need it the most. Operation Santa Claus has raised more than 369 million Hong Kong dollars for over 338 wonderful charity projects over the years.
If you would like to help by donating any amount at all, by arranging your own fundraising event, or by taking part in ours, just visit the website for all the details.
You can also follow Operation Santa Claus on Facebook and Instagram
No one has ever become poor from giving...
We'll have some cartoon fun this week, featuring the voice of William Arnold Costello as Popeye! And, some Chicago jazz comes from The Harlem Hamfats, with great vocals from Harry Prime, Bob Borger, and the one and only Ricky Nelson.
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Back from a weekend away at Clockenflap, Paul and Carolyn return with all their tales from the festival, as well as interviews with Yard Act, IDLES, The Beths, and Squid. There’s also plenty of new music too, with brand new tracks from BMX Bandits, Real Estate, Adrienne Lenker, Jonathan Rado, Frog, BIG SPECIAL, Nadine Shah, MGMT and more, in what is likely the last big release of new music before Christmas records take over. We've got plenty of the usual features too, with at least one cover version, a story about the band that rose out of the ashes of the legendary Sarah Records and The Field Mice, a new and topical Super Clever Music Mystery Quiz. All that, plus a tribute to Shane McGowan and of course, biscuits.
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