Dr. Alan Hayes Takes the Plunge for Cancer Research

Founder and MD of AMG Systems, Dr. Alan Hayes, is joining thousands of swimmers

Founder of Leading Transmissions Systems provider AMG Systems will swim a mile in Lake Windermere in the British Gas Great North Swim on September 4, 2010.

Founder and MD of AMG Systems, Dr. Alan Hayes, is joining thousands of swimmers in Lake Windermere in Cumbria. Voted 5th in the top open water swims in the world and sponsored by British Gas, the 2009 event saw more than 6000 enthusiasts plunge into the chilly, but beautiful, lake.

Commenting on his motivation to join the 2010 event, Alan says, “I love a challenge and the Great North swim in Lake Windermere gives me an opportunity to raise money for Cancer Research, which means a lot to me, whilst enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. I know I am not quite as fit as I used to be, an age thing I guess, but hopefully I’ll be in top form to swim the mile in a decent time”.

“I have the ambition of raising minimum £1,000 for Cancer Research UK and, if we reach that target, AMG Systems will donate another £1,000. I am, therefore, asking everyone from clients and business associates to friends and family to big deep. I have set up a fund raising page to make it easy to contribute and any donations to help raise funds for Cancer Research, no matter how small, will be received with gratitude”.

If you would like to sponsor Alan’s swim in Lake Windermere and help raise funds for Cancer Research please go to www.justgiving.com/Alan-Hayes-AMG

Cancer Research UK is world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer. Their research has been at the heart of the progress that has seen survival rates for cancer double in the last 30 years. But too many lives are still devastated by cancer. It’s vital that their work, which is funded entirely by the public, continues. By donating you will help Cancer Research get closer to the vision of beating cancer.

Windermere is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South. The breathtaking scenery of the Lake District acts as a natural adventure playground for the great Northern Swim, as well as Windermere being England’s longest lake, it also boasts England’s highest mountain – Scafell Pike – which Alan has scaled many times.

About Dr. Alan Hayes

Alan Hayes formed AMG Systems Ltd with fellow director, Allen Mabbitt in 1991. Today the company is a leading provider of video and communication transmission solutions designed for CCTV surveillance operations in the Transportation and Security Sectors. In his current role at AMG, Alan continues to provide the fundamental technical and design excellence that underpins the product range and it is his vision of high quality, high camera count nil latency video transmission systems that drives the R&D behind the company’s acclaimed product ranges. Today, AMG offers a full range of transmission technologies including multimode and singlemode video, data and audio fibre optic transmission systems; single & multi channel unshielded twisted pair (UTP) links for video, data & audio; multi-port Ethernet switches for the transmission of IP based solutions over fibre, and both analogue and digital wireless products for the transmission of video & data.
Alan holds a first class Bachelor of Engineering degree from Liverpool University and was awarded a doctorate from the same university for his PhD. More information can be found on www.amgsystems.com

For more about the event see the Great British Swim website at http://www.greatswim.org/Events/British-Gas-Great-North-Swim/Default.aspx  

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