LARS raises over £10,000 for RNLI

The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society has raised over £10,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

As well as running special event stations at RNLI station open days and for RNLI fund-raising events such as the Morecambe Bay Cross Bay Walk and Christmas Reindeer runs, the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society also organises its own annual fund-raising week in January to coincide with the RNLI’s own SOS Day. Since it started being organised as an offical RNLI fund-raising event in 2009 SOS Radio Week has raised over £10,000.

Participating Amateur Radio operators and groups around the UK and throughout Ireland, together with their sponsors, are to be thanked for making this milestone in the group’s history – it’s a tremendous achievement.

To take part in the next SOS Radio Week (2013) keep an eye out on the SOS Radio Week web site for registration details – registration is usually launched at the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society stand at the National Hamfest at Newark.

Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society visits the Stafford & Districts Amateur Radio Society

The Stafford & Districts Amateur Radio Society invited Simon from Snowdonia Radio Company to present a talk on his range of Amateur Radio Antennas last night. Being the Vice-Chairman on the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society, and having SOS Radio Week founder David with him on five weeks work experience, Simon invited Derek to come along too to give a short talk on the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society and SOS Radio Week.

We’d like to thank the Stafford & Districts Amateur Radio Society for a warm welcome and taking an interest in our activities and we look forward to working with you during SOS Radio Week 2012. We’re also very grateful for the donation made which will be presented to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in due course.

If you’d like the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society to come and talk to your club then please contact us now.

Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society visits the Marches Radio Society

The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society attended the Marches Radio Society in Chirk last night to introduce the group to the activities of the Society and our annual fund-raising event, SOS Radio Week.

The evening was well attended by Marches RS members during which time they watched a video presentation and listened to both Derek (Chairman) and Simon (Vice Chairman) explain about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society’s foundation and mission and how they can take part in SOS Radio Week as a club.

David, the founder of SOS Radio Week, was also in attendance and answered some questions from the floor.

We’d like to thank Marches Radio Society for their hospitality, the new members for joining on the evening and the very generous donations made by the members, all of which will go direct to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

RNLI receives £2,652.74 from SOS Radio Week

RNLI receives £2,652.74 from SOS Radio Week 2011

The Norbreck Amateur Radio Exhibition on Sunday, 10th April was the scene for the presentation of the money raised during SOS Radio Week 2011 to Elisabeth White of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The money, £2,652.74, was raised by Amateur Radio operators from all around the UK and Ireland from sponsored operations during our annual fund-raising event, SOS Radio Week 2011. read more

RNLI Lifeguards 10 years old this year

It seems like the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Lifeguard service have been with us for decades, but in fact they’re only ten years old and in that time they have come to the aid of over 102,600 people and saved over 590 people who might otherwise have died had the service ot been available on that beech.

The RNLI now protects 162 beaches around the coast of England and Wales, either taking over the service from local authorities and volunteer groups, or establishing safety patrols and rescue services for the first time. read more