The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society took part in SOS Radio Week which corresponds with RNLI SOS Day and donated £121 to the Selsey Lifeboat Shannon Appeal.
SOS Radio Week occurred in January when individual Amateur Radio Operators and Amateur Radio Groups throughout the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands aim to raise as much money as they can for the RNLI.
Pete Penycate, from the Worthing Branch of the Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society, call sign M6PAP, spent a week on the radio telling other radio operators around the country about the RNLI, and was sponsored for all his hard work.
He raised £121 and came down to Selsey in a snow storm to hand over the money to Coxswain Martin Rudwick.
Pete said; “Last year I was going to present the money to Martin but the boat was out for the first time in the year and couldn't get back in owing to the tide, so I presented it to George Woodland (a former deputy coxswain) instead."
The Lifeboat Amateur Radio Society aims to promote the RNLI to the amateur radio community throughout the UK and Ireland, including running both national and local fund-raising events and was formed in October 2010.
(Article written by Ruth Troughton-Smith, LPO)