Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club support Children in Need

Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club support Children in Need

The Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club will be staging its annual ‘Children in Need’ fundraising station in the foyer at the ‘Holmbush Retail Park’ in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex. The two-day event will commence at 09:00hrs on November 17th and finish at closing time on November the 18th. Last year the club raised over £2,400 for the appeal and are hoping to beat that figure this year.

The club will be setting up an active radio station in the foyer using radio equipment courtesy of Icom UK, who are loaning the club the IC-7800 HF/50MHz All Mode Transceiver unit. Icom will also supply goodie bags for visiting children. The club will be contacting people all over the world on high frequency bands spreading the ethos of ‘Children in Need’.

They have been allocated a special call sign for the event from OFCOM which is; GB2 KIN (Kids in Need).The station will enable children in the Worthing region to talk to children all around the world under the guidance of licensed and qualified amateur radio operators.

The Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club is the first such club in the United Kingdom to become a registered umbrella body for the ‘Criminal Records Bureau,’ with all of its key volunteers having undertaken a fully enhanced C.R.B. check for suitability to work with children and vulnerable groups.

The club operates to the guidelines of the Radio Society of Great Britain’s Child Protection Policy.The fundraising in 2005 saw camera crews from the South arriving on site and filming the fundraising collection. Hopefully this will be repeated this year as it would boost attendances to donations and awareness across the globe of all ‘Children in Need.’ Annabel Clarke, Icom Marketing Executive said ‘This is such a worthy event to be involved with and we were thrilled when the Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club asked Icom to loan them the IC-7800. We’d like to wish them good luck and hope they beat last years record’.

Marketing Department: marketing@icomuk.co.uk

07/11/2005
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