South Yorkshire’s new online radio station The Vibe, supported by Barnsley College hosted, an Audience with Barnsley FC, where Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye talked about his role within the football club.
The special event was hosted by Carlo and Chris from The Vibe Red’s Report show and Barnsley Creative Media student Kyle Walker. Special guest Gauthier was joined by Barnsley FC’s Academy Manager, Bobby Hassell, and Under 23s Head Coach, Martin Devaney. The 130 attendees took the opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow Barnsley FC fans.
The event raised over £250 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance on behalf of Barnsley FC fan, Steve Croft, the volunteer who suffered a heart attack at Oakwell in September. He was saved by medical staff from both clubs as well as paramedics before being airlifted to hospital by an air ambulance which landed on the pitch.
Steve said: “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is run by voluntary donations and it costs over £12,000 a day to keep both of Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s helicopters maintained and in the air. It was a brilliant event and the support from Barnsley FC and the College has been amazing.”
Lee Barber, Radio Co-ordinator for The Vibe, added: “It was great to see so many fans attend the evening. A big thanks to Carlo, Chris and Kyle for hosting, and for the technical staff who worked tirelessly to ensure it went ahead as smoothly as possible.
“We’re looking to put on a similar event at the end of the football season to review the year. In the meantime, listen to the Reds Report every Wednesday from 5.00pm on The Vibe.”