Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club - Fundraising Event
Members of Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club descended on Thurrock Yacht Club on Friday (27th Jan) to raise funds and promote the RNLI via the medium of Amateur radio. Three radios were in operation for most of the day and I believe contacts as far away as Japan may have been achievied.
During the day Tim Corthorn (Deputy Harbour Master for the Port of Tilbury) popped round and presented us with a cheque and the Gravesend Lifeboat left it a bit late in attending and missed the tide, you can just see them centre background (photo below).
A total of £171 pounds was raised overall.
A big thankyou to all who participated and to Thurrock Yacht Club for allowing us the use of the clubhouse.
If you would like to know more about Thuroock Acorns Amateur Radio Club and their activities contact Acorns@taarc.co.uk
Branch Member receives GOLD AWARD
Peter Frewin (fomerly with Romford Branch) recently received the Gold Award for outstanding service to the RNLI.
He received this award from the newley retired CEO of the RNLI Charles Hunter - Pease at a ceremony in Woldingham.
Congratulations to Peter on an outstanding achievement.