John and Janet Baines

Successful 2016 Christmas appeal has now closed

31st January 2017

We have now closed our Christmas appeal for 2016 – and it’s been one of the most successful ones to date. The British Wireless Christmas campaign for 2016 has been one of our most successful to date. Fronted by our wonderful recipient John Baines and his wife Janet, the appeal has brought in around £28,000.…

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Winston Churchill appeal

A piece of BWBF history

30th January 2017

On this day in 1965, the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill took place – so we’re looking back at our history and our links with the former British Prime Minister. Winston Churchill appeal The state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill took place on this day in 1965. Thousands of people lined the streets on…

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Schoolgirl and mum have locks chopped to support British Wireless

25th January 2017

A kind-hearted schoolgirl and her mum have had their hair cut to raise money for British Wireless and support another cause. Isabella Rocco, six, and her mum Adrienn had a total of 21 inches chopped off to support British Wireless for the Blind Fund. Adrienn is BWBF’s Financial Controller at the charity and the pair…

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Car crash survivor talks about how his radio has helped him

18th January 2017

A British Wireless recipient who lost his sight after being in a car accident has spoken about the comfort his radio brings. Behzad says it was very difficult and scary when he lost his sight but the support he receives from British Wireless has helped him come to terms with it. He has been visually…

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Loppylugs trust donation could provide more than 40 radios

19th December 2016

British Wireless has received a generous donation which could provide more than 40 people with specially adapted radios. A trust which has supported British Wireless several times in the past has given us another generous donation. The Loppylugs and Barbara Morrison Charitable Trust has awarded BWBF a grant of £7,500. It will be used to…

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Concerto 2

Grants will support visually impaired people in Cumbria

15th December 2016

Donations from two trusts will provide radios for more than 20 blind and partially sighted people with equipment. Visually impaired people in Cumbria will benefit thanks to two grants British Wireless has received. BWBF has been given £2,594 from the Sir John Fisher Foundation, which supports charitable causes across the UK but with special regard…

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Three grants will benefit visually impaired around the UK

13th December 2016

Visually impaired people across the UK will benefit from three grants which British Wireless received throughout November. Three grants awarded to British Wireless during November will benefit blind and partially sighted people across the UK. The Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust has donated £552 to pay for three of our Concerto 2 sets. These will be…

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Frances with Nicola from the Body Shop

Sale of beauty products raises funds for BWBF

25th November 2016

A Body Shop party organised by a member of the British Wireless team has raised money for the charity. Mulled wine and mince pies were the order of the day at a Body Shop party held to support British Wireless. Trusts Officer Frances Fielding held the fundraiser at her home and 18 people went along…

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