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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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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