RSL makes a substantial donation from Bingo proceeds.CHALPAT SONTI May 14, 2014 3:06am
Seymour FM's Hank Kreemers and Ted Gray flank RSL members Bob Harris, Ian Warren, Bill Williamson and John Blackwell at the presentation of the donation on Thursday.
Seymour FM’s bid for better reception in a wider area got a boost last week, thanks to the RSL.
The Seymour sub-branch presented the station with a cheque for $5000, the latest community project to benefit from its popular Bingo.
RSL member Ian Warren said the donation — one of countless the RSL has made from Bingo proceeds over the decades — came about when he heard the community radio station needed more money for the transmitter project at Granite Park.
As reported in the Telegraph recently, while Seymour FM has installed the 42
Seymour FM president Ted Gray was presented with the cheque by Bill Williamson, who has been associated with running Bingo longer than anyone else.
Mr Gray said the station was grateful for the money.
‘‘This will put us well on the way towards being able to pay all the bills,’’ he said.
‘‘Further fundraising should assist us to pay back all the loans from members.’’
It was hoped to have everything ready to go by the end of June. The new antenna should give good coverage to Nagambie, Avenel, Yea and Broadford, while improving reception in blackspots at Trawool and Pyalong.
‘‘It’s the generosity of the community that’s made the whole thing possible,’’ Mr Gray said.
The station also wanted to thank all the volunteers and businesses who helped with the installation of the tower on Easter Saturday.
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