British Wireless for the Blind Fund invites your Club to take part in Transmission 2010, our annual competition to make as many contacts across the world as possible and raise money for a very worthwhile cause at the same time.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund is a registered charity providing specially adapted radios and audio equipment on free permanent loan to registered blind and partially-sighted people in need in the U.K. Every year we receive requests for around 5,000 sets at a cost of approximately Â£750,000. All sponsorship money raised from Transmission will go towards continuing our much valued service.
This yearâ€™s competition will be taking place over the weekend of the 18th/19th September and I very much hope that your Club will consider taking part. By getting friends and family to sponsor the number of contacts you make, we are able to keep people with sight loss in touch with the world.
Join the fun â€“ make as many contacts as possible from across the world, compete against other amateur enthusiasts and try to beat last yearâ€™s record of 802 contacts (individual category) or 1113 contacts (Clubs).
To enter the competition, please either complete go to our new web-site at http://www.blind.org.uk/transmission_2010.html and fill in the on-line form. Sponsorship forms and a poster can also be downloaded.
Once your registration has been received I will send out QSL cards, a copy of the Rules and sponsorship forms.
There are trophies to be won for:-
- Most contacts made by an Individual or a Club
- Most money raised by an Individual or a Club
- Young persons individual or group special achievement award
I also hope to have prizes for each category. As soon as these are confirmed, I will put the information onto the web-site.
I do hope you will decide to take this year and aim to raise sufficient funds to provide a radio set for someone in need in your area. The average cost of a set is Â£150.
As an independent charity receiving no government funding or lottery money, BWBF are entirely reliant on the kindness and generosity of our supporters. Only with your help can we continue our work of supplying radios and audio equipment to people with sight loss.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund
Registered Charity No. 1078287
Registered as a Limited Company in England.
Company No. 3870182
10 Albion PLace
Kent ME14 5DZ
Tel: 01622 754757