Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The LAMFEST Amateur Radio Rally in aid of cancer research 23/6/2013



Press release 25/6/2013 from LAM Communications Ltd ‘LAMCO’ of Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The LAMFEST Ham Radio Rally in aid of cancer research.



On Sunday 23/6/2013 LAM Communications Ltd ‘LAMCO’ and our merry band of ‘LAMFEST Helpers’ set out at 6am to open for traders and exhibitors at the Elsecar Heritage centre near Barnsley, South Yorkshire.



Our mission ‘To raise money for cancer research’, as we have suffered personally in our own family, but also for friends and customers alike who have suffered or lost friends and family to this devastating disease.



We achieved our goal by 4pm.

Thank you to all who attended the rally as visitors and traders alike. We raised £1347.52 comprising of a cheque kindly donated by the ‘Worked all Britain Group’ of £500.00 and the balance by all who attended.



Icom UK, Kenwood Electronics, Yaesu UK and LAMCO all donated prizes for our raffle draw which took place at 3pm. Numbers were drawn by my youngest daughter Freya and verified by my eldest daughter Georgia.  On the microphone as compare, Gary Wilkinson aka ‘Pizza Man’ from the historic Atlantic 252 broadcast station read out the winning numbers.



Prizes were won by
Wade Stuart, Icom ID-31 donated by Icom UK.
Terry Bailey, Kenwood TH-F7e donated by Kenwood Electronics.
Paul Crichton, Yaesu MD-100A8X donated by Yaesu UK.
Steve Hoyle, D-Original NR-770R donated by LAMCO



Thank you to John Hayward ‘M0GXH’ for staffing the main entrance, Joe Boids ‘M3XJO’ for being Long John’s door security advisor and side kick! Pauline Taylor, Claire’s mum for selling the raffle tickets, Simon & Tracey Nash for staffing the Bring & Buy and my daughters Georgia & Freya for delivering cups of tea to the exhibitors. Lee Stephenson and Sean Oates for being our trouble shooters.



Sheffield Amateur Radio Club for attending with their very own radio fun trailer kindly donated to them by the Radio Society of Great Britain.  Stacked to the roof with the very latest amateur radio technology.



Tony Topping from Selby Ham Radio gave an excellent presentation on ‘Ham Radio meets the Paranormal’.

In attendance were and a real huge thank you to
Bring & Buy - Simon & Tacey Nash
ByVac.co.uk
David Long 'Private Seller'
David Wood 'Private Seller'
George Mills 'Private Seller'
Georgia & Freya's Junksale
GQRP Club
Icom UK
John Dilks 'Private Seller'
Kenwood Electronics
RF Design G3AAF Electronics
LAMCO 'LAM Communications Ltd'
Lincolnshire Shortwave Club
MADARS Maltby Radio Club
Mickeys Electronics
Mirfield Electronics
Nobby Clarke CB Specialist
RSGB Book Stall
Selby HAM Radio Club
Sheffield Amateur Radio Club
Simply Sweets & Treats
Tetra Communications
Vince Shirley 'Private seller'
Worked All Britain Radio Group donated £500.00 to cancer research.
Yaesu UK Ltd




The future of our LAMFEST Amateur Radio Rally is very bright as we are planning next year’s rally for 2014.



Book early as we filled up very quickly for 2013.

Best regards

Lee A. Marsh, Claire Marsh, David Workman, Macauley Stephenson & our rally manager Tamsin O’Brien.

LAM Communications Ltd. The North’s Leading Amateur Radio Emporium.
52 Sheffield Road
Hoyland Common
Barnsley
S74 0DQ
01226 361700


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