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Campaign to issue more radios launched in eight areas

7th April 2017

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

31st March 2017

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

29th March 2017

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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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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