THE closure of a long-standing Forest of Dean amateur radio club is proving to be good news for the Lions Club, who will benefit from its unused funds.
At the end of 2011 the Forest of Dean Amateur Radio Group (FODARG) cancelled all its future club meetings and a new radio club was established seven months later.
In July 2012 Ashley Thomas organised the first meeting of the Ruardean Hill Radio Club, attracting many former members of the disbanded FODARG to the Ruardean Hill Sports and Social Club.
Group organisers have decided to donate remaining club funds to the Forest of Dean Lions Club to put towards charitable causes in the area.
The club attracts amateur radio enthusiasts, shortwave listeners, private mobile radio operators and citizen band users.
Its aims are to provide a social forum for people interested in all forms of communication using wireless technology. Most of the current membership are licensed amateurs; the rest are people who merely share a similar interest.
Members meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.
A cheque will be presented by former FODARG chairman Mike Buckland to the Lions Club tonight at the club in Ruardean Hill.
To find out more visit ruardeanhillradioclub.co.uk.