Jo hosts the popular Redshift Radio show, Charities Today which covers local, regional and national charities, to help spread the word about their causes, and to connect charities with our community.

Listen again to some of the shows here:

8th May Masterclass – Governance
The first of the May masterclass was all about governance with Su from Shaping Governance. Listen again here.

18th May Masterclass  – Charity Communications
The second in the masterclass series centered on charity communications with guest Peter from Heelheadover video. Listen again here.

1st June Show

We were thrilled to have Steve from AgeUK Cheshire’s ‘Men in Sheds’ and Polly from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in the studio. We talked about the mental health benefits of being with other people doing something worthwhile and also how vital volunteers are to every event. If you want more information you can go to: To find an event to take part in or volunteers – listen again here.

6th June Show
We were very excited this Metabolic Disorders Awareness Week to have Jo Taylor, the Acting CEO of Metabolic Support UK (previously Climb) in the studio. We talk about their recent stakeholder research project, re-naming and re-brand. Plus how they’ve been so successful at raising awareness of these rare conditions – listen again here.

22nd June Show
Join Jo talking to Catherine from the End of Life Partnership about a Macmillan-funded project their working on, the importance of talking about your funeral, how to begin a difficult conversation, free wills month and we even find out one of Catherine’s own funeral songs! Listen here.

20th July Show
If you’re a charity wanting to raise more money then you need to listen to this show. We speak to Julia Worthington from Amber Consulting ( and Stephen Wright from Grant Funding Skills ( who share their many years of experience in the sector.
We talk about:
* Recruiting a fundraiser – what to ask, what salary to offer and what return to expect
* Hints and tips on applying for Grants including who to approach
* Training and supporting internal fundraisers so they can raise as much as possible
Listen for yourself here!

28th September show
Join Jo as she talks to Tom from Cheshire Centre for Independent Living here.