Posts by Neil

Volunteers needed to help visually impaired in central England

British Wireless is looking to recruit some new volunteers to help the visually impaired people it supports in Birmingham, Staffordshire, Leeds and Manchester. New volunteers are needed to help British Wireless support the visually impaired community in central England. Our vacancy for an exhibition volunteer is an ideal opportunity for an events or hospitality student.…

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Grant to support visually impaired in Manchester

British Wireless has received a donation to support the blind and partially sighted community in Greater Manchester. The £3,000 grant has come from the Zochonis Charitable Trust. It will be used to provide 16 of our most popular radio, the Concerto 2, to people with sight loss living in the Greater Manchester area. This is…

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Motorists raise funds to support visually impaired in Tamworth

General Manager Ian Kerrington hands over a cheque

British Wireless has received a grant to support blind and partially sighted people in Tamworth thanks to service station customers. General Manager Ian Kerrington hands over a cheque The donation means we will be able to support more people with sight loss in Tamworth. It has come from the Moto service station at junction 10…

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Latest figures show a year on year rise in radio listening figures

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Official figures released today show a rise in the number of people listening to the radio compared to this time last year. RAJAR, the official body in charge of measuring radio audiences, has released its first lot of data for 2017. The figures, which cover the period from January 2nd to April 2nd this year,…

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Donation of £10,000 will help visually impaired across the UK

British Wireless has received a grant of £10,000 which will support blind and partially sighted people right across the country. A grant received by British Wireless will help hundreds of visually impaired people across the UK. The Portmore Charitable Trust has donated £10,000 towards the work of our charity. As the money is not ring-fenced…

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Hastings blind people to benefit thanks to charity grant

British Wireless has received a donation which will benefit people with sight loss who live in Hastings. Visually impaired people living in Hastings will benefit thanks to a grant received by a national charity. British Wireless has recently been supported by the Magdalen and Lasher Charity. The organisation was founded in the thirteenth century and has…

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Blind football fans to benefit from accessible live stream

Newcastle United has become the first football club to launch an audio live stream which is accessible for visually impaired people. Sonata Plus+ British Wireless is delighted to announce the launch of a free, accessible live Newcastle United commentary feed on its streamed service. Our Technology Assistant Dave Beard has been hoping to secure it…

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Campaign to issue more radios launched in eight areas

British Wireless has this week launched a campaign to increase the amount of radios it distributes in eight areas across the UK. Hundreds of visually impaired people could benefit from a campaign British Wireless has launched this week to give out more radios. Last year, we let you know how thanks to a grant from…

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Blind society teams up with BWBF to help Wigan visually impaired

A Manchester-based blind society has teamed up British Wireless to support more visually impaired people in Wigan. British Wireless works with a network of agents across the country to provide its service to blind and partially sighted people. We have recently linked up with Wigan, Leigh and District Society for the Blind, which is a…

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Visually impaired people in Blackpool to benefit from free radios

British Wireless will be able to support more people in Blackpool thanks to a grant it has received from a trust. The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund has given BWBF a donation of £750. It will be used to provide our specially adapted radios to blind and partially sighted people living in the Blackpool area.…

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