Blind Veterans UK amataur radio group receive £500 donation from WAB awards

7 November 2012 10:24

Brian Stocks, amateur radio callsign, G0BFJ, recently presented a cheque for £500 to the Blind Veterans UK Radio group.

Blind Veterans UK radio are thrilled with this kind donation which was received by Mr and Mrs Dick Hardy and Mr Don Ward. Brian was shown a demonstration of how Dick Hardy used the equipment to operate his Radio and how
he was able to use a computer.

The 'Worked All Britain Awards Group' (WAB for short) is a charitable organisation in the world of amateur radio. There are a series of awards based on contacting or 'working' other amateur radio stations within the UK and all excess money raised from people claiming their award certificates for donated to registered UK charities.

Dan Hardy and Don Ward posing with giant cheque of £500 from Brian Stocks

This year WAB introduced an award based on contacting amateur radio stations along the route of the Olympic Torch, as it made its way from Land's End, to the Scottish Islands and back down to London for the games themselves. This included 70 amateur radio clubs and certificates were awarded dependant on how many radio stations were contacted at Bronze, Silver or Gold levels to reflect the Olympic medals!

Thank you to all the amateur radio stations who took part and raised this fantastic total which will go towards helping to support vision impaired veterans.