September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, so no more fitting an occasion for Sir Trevor McDonald to present our BBC Radio 4 Appeal. The Appeal airs on Sunday at 07:54am and 21:26pm and again on Thursday 14th September at 15:27pm.
*You can give now, either online or by calling 0800 404 8144. Alternatively you can write a cheque to Maytree and send it to Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. Please mark the back of your envelope Maytree. Thank you for your support.
*There is no rest period between one Charity’s Radio 4 Appeal and the next’s, so to ensure you are donating to Maytree, cross-check the name of the charity on the BBC donate page.
For almost 5 decades now, Sir Trevor McDonald has been one of the most renowned and celebrated voices in British broadcasting.
He joined the Caribbean regional service of the BBC World Service in 1960 as a producer, before immigrating to London circa 1968 to work for the BBC. He moved to Independent Television News (ITN) in 1973 where he worked as news, sports and diplomatic correspondent before moving on to become diplomatic editor and a decorated newscaster.
An accomplished journalist to boot, In 1992 he received an OBE in the Queen's Honours List, and 7 years later received a knighthood. That same year, Trevor would launch Tonight with Trevor McDonald as well as continuing as anchor for the News at Ten.
You can listen to why Sir Trevor is supporting us below.