Sale of radio equipment raises funds for Katharine House Hospice

Banbury Amateur Radio Society presentation by Mrs Hall to Mrs Cross from Katherine House Hospice, with from left, John Manley, chairman, John Burrell, secretary, Paul Endean and Phil Croxford.
Banbury Amateur Radio Society presentation by Mrs Hall to Mrs Cross from Katherine House Hospice, with from left, John Manley, chairman, John Burrell, secretary, Paul Endean and Phil Croxford.

The Banbury Amateur Radio Society has made a donation to Katharine House Hospice from the proceeds of the sale of an amateur radio operator’s equipment who passed away recently.

Chairman John Manley said: “As always, it is difficult for close family members to know how to deal with technical possessions in these situations. It was on such an occasion that the Banbury radio society was contacted by Mrs Hall for advice on how to dispose of her husband Mike’s radio apparatus (2E0MBJ) with the result that a donation was made to the Katharine House Hospice with the proceeds of the subsequent sale.”

The donation of £380 was presented by Mrs Hall to Mrs Cross, a representative of the hospice, and accompanied by committee members of the radio club, from left in the picture are John Manley, chairman, John Burrell, secretary, Paul Endean and Phil Croxford.

Mike had been an active member of the club for a number of years having attended a radio transmitting (foundation) course run by the society and obtained a licence to operate on the amateur bands.