Each year some of the countries most skilled anglers assemble on Furnace Lakes for 5 days worth of competitive fishing. However this is no ordinary competition, it is organised by Catfishing against Cancer who each year put the event on in support of a chosen cancer charity. This year’s charity was the Teenage Cancer Trust, the UK’s only charity specifically dedicated to helping young people suffering from cancer aged between 13-24. The event has been able to raise a fantastic £12,420 to date with an expected final figure of over £13,500.
Spanning across 6 lakes which make up fishery, Furnace Lakes covers a wide area meaning organising such an event presents numerous logistical challenges. One of these challenges is communication and to help with this the organisers turned to SFL Mobile Radio and after assessing their requirements SFL deployed Motorola DP440E radios. In previous years unlicensed radios had been used at the event but due to the size these would no longer be fit for purpose.
When asked about the requirements for the radios; Catching against Cancer’s founder, Andy Lane commented:
‘The radios are utilised to help organise the competitions and to have safety around the Lakes. It is best to prevent accidents before they happen, especially around water. Safety is paramount when we have such a large number of anglers competing over such a large area and we would not have been able to do it without the use of radios’
The radios performed as expected on the day with Andy further commenting:
‘The radios were perfect and we are extremely grateful for the help and also from Lee at SFL towards our charity. The radios themselves were easy to use and we had no issues. The experience working with SFL was fantastic and the service was awesome. Everything ran smooth and I would be happy to recommend SFL. Thank you once again to the team’
SFL were delighted to support such a great cause with their Radio requirements. As specialists in radio hire for short-term events we have a range of packages that can be tailored to meet you specific requirements with options from as little as one day. To find out more visit our Short-term hire page or call us on 0151 334 9160