Blind Glasgow residents to benefit thanks to grant

23rd March 2017

Blind and partially sighted people in Glasgow will benefit from free radios thanks to a grant BWBF has received. British Wireless has been given a grant to support the visually impaired community in Glasgow. The Trades House of Glasgow Commonwheal Fund has given BWBF a grant of £1,400. It will be spent on providing our…

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The letter with the Roberts R505, issued in 1974

Letter from Dame Vera Lynn discovered as singer celebrates 100th birthday

13th March 2017

Letter from Dame Vera Lynn discovered as singer celebrates 100th birthday 13.03.2017 A letter written by Dame Vera Lynn in response to a fundraising appeal she did for British Wireless has been discovered as the singer celebrates her 100th birthday. British Wireless has discovered a handwritten letter from Dame Vera Lynn which she wrote in…

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Supermarket giant Waitrose checks out with a grant to support visually impaired people in Formby, Merseyside.

10th March 2017

British Wireless has received a £290 donation thanks to the Community matter scheme. At the end of your shop in branch, you’ll receive a token to place in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. By placing a token…

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We’re celebrating International Women’s Day

8th March 2017

Today is International Women’s Day – an annual event to celebrate the achievements of women all around the globe. We’re marking it by looking at some of our wonderful female recipients, supporters and our CEO, who has led the charity for more than 30 years. International Women’s Day is observed around the world every year…

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It’s World Book Day!

2nd March 2017

World Book Day is an annual celebration of authors, books, illustrators and reading so we’re looking at how important audio books are to someone who is visually impaired. The event, which is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration, is being marked for the 20th year across the UK today (Thursday, March 2nd). It take…

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BWBF joins forces with another charity to help North Yorkshire blind

21st February 2017

British Wireless has teamed up with another sight loss organisation to support more visually impaired people in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. We work with a network of agents to provide our service across the country and we have recently linked up with Yorkshire Coast Sight Support (YCSS) – which was formerly known as Scarborough Blind…

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Trust donation will support Scotland’s visually impaired

16th February 2017

Visually impaired people in Scotland will benefit thanks to a grant British Wireless has received. The Plum Trust has donated £5,000 to BWBF to provide adapted radios to visually impaired people living in Scotland. The grant could pay to provide 25 of our Concerto 2 sets to people with sight loss.  It is the first…

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Radio listening figures rise in last quarter of 2016

9th February 2017

Figures released today show the number of people tuning into their radios every week increased during the last quarter of 2016. RAJAR, the official body in charge of measuring radio audiences, has released its data for the period from September 19th to December 18th 2016. There are 48.7 million adults tuning in to their favourite…

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