The 2013 SOS Radio Week is now a little over six weeks away and registrations are proceeding well with over twenty-four clubs and individuals having pledged to run a sponsored station during the event to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The event starts at midnight AM on the 19th January, 2013, and finishes at midnight PM nine days later, on the 27th January.
Further details on the event and how to get involved can be found on the ‘About’ menu above and registrations can be submitted on-line. A full list of registered stations can be found on our ‘Stations‘ page.
To-date, SOS Radio Week events have raised over £10,000 for the RNLI and we’d like to give that a significant boost with the next event.
Thanks to everyone who has made this possible and we are looking forward to hear all the registered stations on the air.
If you can’t register to run a sponsored station, you can still play your role. Please work as many of our registered stations as you can to help them raise their sponsorship and don’t forget to apply for your Worked SOS Radio Week Stations award.
Since we started organising SOS Radio Week as an official RNLI fund-raising event in 2009, Amateur Radio operators throughout the UK and Ireland have raised over £10,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Receipts received to-date for the 2012 event total over £2,900 which is a tremendous effort given the current financial climate. Add this to the £7,200 raised in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and our grand total now stands at more than £10,100.
To keep up-to-date with the funds raised, please visit out Funds raised to-date page.
Peter Penycate, M6PAP and member of the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society, took part in SOS Radio Week 2012 and raised £70 which was presented to George Woodland (a former Deputy Coxwain) of the Selsey RNLI Lifeboat Station.
The presentation was to be made to the current Coxwain, Martin Rudock, but the stations big Tyne Class Lifeboat, Voluntary Worker, was fittingly out on the station’s first shout of the year attending a disabled fishing boat.
SOS Radio Week 2012 is drawing to a close and will end at 23:59 this evening.
All of those taking part in the event are raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to help them save lives at sea. The RNLI is not funded by the government in any and relies on gifts from people like you and me.
Please support us and make a donation to this most worthy of causes – visit our JustGiving page. If you’re tax payer please ensure you Gift Aid your donation so that we can reclaim the tax paid on the amount you donate from the Government. For every pound you donate, the RNLI can reclaim 25p – that’s 25% extra!
Many thanks for your help – it’s been a great week and we couldn’t have done it without all the Amateur Radio operators who volunteered to operate and all the Amateur Radio stations that responded to our calls.
SOS Radio Week 2012 started on the 21st January and over fifty Amateur Radio stations will be on the air during the 9-day event that finishes t 23:59 on Sunday the 29th January. Each station is sponsored and raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
If you’ve worked one of our special stations and would like to make a donation to the RNLI to sponsor then please visit our donations page.
In addition, all operators that work any SOS Radio Week station/s during the event can claim a free commemorative certificate.
Please note that you do not need to make an RNLI donation to claim a certificate.