Leeds grandfather takes to airwaves

CHAITY AID'S:  David McGlinchey has supported Water Aid at many events and trips. He is pictured here at Glastonbury dressed as a Loos Brother on behalf of the charity.
CHAITY AID'S: David McGlinchey has supported Water Aid at many events and trips. He is pictured here at Glastonbury dressed as a Loos Brother on behalf of the charity.
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A Leeds grandad will be hitting the airwaves and sharing memories as part of Remember a Charity in your Will Week which starts today.

RAC Week, from September 11-17, is a national campaign to encourage people to consider what they’d like to leave behind for future generations.

Former Yorkshire Water employee David McGlinchey will be appearing on the campaign’s Last Pirate FM – a week-long pop-up pirate radio station – and will reveal stories about growing up in the 1960s and 70s, living with an outdoor loo, and listening to pirate radio. David, 57, is taking part on behalf of WaterAid, his favourite charity ever since a project visit to Uganda in 2008 had a huge impact on him.

He said: “I was overwhelmed by my experiences in Uganda nine years ago, and the contrast between those with and those without clean water was absolutely staggering. The benefits that come with access to clean water and safe toilets is incredible – free time, better health, economic benefits and a chance to prosper – instead of just surviving day-to-day. Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone, everywhere in the world to had a safe water supply and a decent toilet?”

David also got to choose a song for his appearance on the show and he opted for Walk on By by The Stranglers.

He explained: “I love the swagger of this band. Also, the late 70s were an exciting time for me and for music.”

The novelty week-long radio station will ask listeners to declare what they would like to pass on, inspiring people to consider leaving a legacy for charity. You can listen to Last Pirate FM on a DAB digital radio or alternatively listen online by visiting www.mixcloud.com/lastpirate.

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