British Wireless for the Blind Reach Out

Visually impaired people are being invited to see if they are eligible for a free specially adapted radio from a charity.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) provides the equipment to those with sight loss across the UK who meet its criteria.

Radio is a lifeline to those who are blind and partially sighted, providing companionship and helping them to keep in touch with what is going on in the world, as well as the local community.

BWBF offers equipment free of charge to those who have sight loss and are in receipt of a means-tested benefit.

BWBF is launching its ‘Reaching Out’ campaign to try and increase awareness about their equipment and help more people who are blind or partially sighted.

Regional Development Manager, Sophie Wheldon, said: “Our radios are designed so that a person with sight loss can use them easily and independently.  All equipment is delivered to the home by a volunteer who sets it all up and provides support in using it.”

“We offer a range of equipment – digital radios, CD players, memory stick players, internet radio and even a specially designed app.  Our radios are vital to someone who cannot see – they provide news, information and entertainment but also, more importantly, companionship and a friendly voice.”

If you or someone you know is interested in a BWBF radio please contact Sophie Wheldon atsophie@blind.org.uk or phone  01283 790 208 or 07540 724063.

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