As you may know I go to something called Tic Fest which is run by Tourette’s Action. Tic Fest is where families with children with Tourette’s Syndrome get to spend a weekend together whilst doing a range of activities that lots of the children with TS (Tourette’s Syndrome) wouldn’t necessarily have the confidence to try, for example archery, climbing and zip wiring. Tic Fest is currently funded by BBC Children In Need.
Last week I got the opportunity to visit BBC Radio Cornwall as that is the closest BBC radio station from my home because BBC Children In Need are doing a series of radio interviews with Children who have benefited from their support. They asked me if I would be interested in doing one of the radio interviews.
The first step was that my Dad and a lady from Children In Need sorted out the permission and paperwork and they sorted it all out via various emails going back and forth between them. Next I had a short phone call interview with someone from BBC Children in Need to see whether I could answer questions easily and to make sure that I was comfortable with talking about my story and my condition.
My Dad then helped to organise a date and time when I was free so I could do the actual interview at BBC Radio Cornwall.
When Iarrived at the radio station we received visitors lanyards and we were taken to this very small room which had two microphones and a lot of tech panels which had a lot of switches and buttons. It all looked rather complicated to me!
The actual Interview was with a lovely lady from BBC Radio 2 who was in London, so my Dad and I could only hear the lady through some headphones.
We aren’t exactly sure when the interview is going to be aired yet but the BBC say the plan is for it to go out on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 between the dates of 4th and 8th November 2019 and then at some stage during the week of 11th to 15th November 2019 which is the BBC Children in Need appeal week.
If I get more specific information on when my interview will be going on air I will let you guys know.