NEWS

CLUB NIGHTS are every Wednesday at the Henllys Village Hall, Cwmbran, between 7pm and 9pm.

 

PLEASE NOTE! - Entry to the hall is not permitted before 7pm due to another user which has the hall booked until then, so please do not arrive early. Thanks.

Skye Lewis, of St David’s Hospice Care, receives a cheque for £642.00 from Cwmbran and District Amateur Radio Society gathered for a weekly meeting at Henllys Village Hall

Gwent radio operators tune in to help local hospice after colleague receives treatment

GWENT amateur radio operators tuned their efforts to fund raising to show support for one of their members.

Cwmbran and District Amateur Radio Society (CADARS) members were all on the same wavelength when a member began treatment with Newport-based St David’s Hospice Care.

CADARS secretary, Chris Hodgetts, said: “One of our members, who is being cared for by St David’s Hospice Care, wanted to make a donation to the charity. Our members heard of this and decided to match his original £100 by having a collection. The fundraising spiralled and we ended up donating £642.00 to St David’s Hospice Care."

“The member who made the original donation of £100 wishes to remain anonymous but we know him as a wonderful person with a very caring and patient character. In his time with the club this particular member has taught or tutored quite a few people helping them to gain their foundation licence which is the first step towards getting their intermediate and ultimately their full amateur radio licence.

The amount collected by our members far exceeded or initial expectation. We were very pleased to be able to present £642.00 to St David’s Hospice Care which provides such tremendous care, free of charge, to people throughout our community either in the homes or at their hospices.”

Skye Lewis, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “It was fun to meet the members of CADARS and to learn a little of what they do as an amateur radio society. The wonderful amount of money  raised by CADARS is very welcome and will be put to good use at St David’s Hospice Care is helping us provide our care in our community.”

 

CADARS is affiliated to The Radio Society of Great Britain, patron HRH Prince Phillips and is a tuition and examination centre. The society has members from all walks of life and abilities with an interest in amateur radio or electronics.

Chris Hodgetts

By kind permission of David Barnes at DB Public Relations