Blind Glasgow residents to benefit thanks to grant

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 Concerto 2 radios to 15 residents with sight loss in the area.

A presentation of a cheque and certificate was made by members of the Commonwheal Fund’s committee at a ceremony in Glasgow last night (Wednesday, March 22nd).

BWBF’s Trusts Officer Frances Fielding said: “We are delighted to get this grant from the Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund.

“More than 90 of our specially adapted radios are issued every year to visually impaired people in Glasgow and this grant will enable 15 more people who have lost their sight to receive a lifeline to the world.

“When you can no longer see to watch television, go out unaided or read a book, a radio brings the world to your living room and becomes a constant companion.

“Thank you on behalf of all the people we will be able to help.”

For more information about The Trades House of Glasgow Commonwheal Fund, visit the website at http://www.tradeshouse.org.uk/