Donation of £10,000 will help visually impaired across the UK

British Wireless has received a grant of £10,000 which will support blind and partially sighted people right across the country.

A grant received by British Wireless will help hundreds of visually impaired people across the UK.

The Portmore Charitable Trust has donated £10,000 towards the work of our charity.

As the money is not ring-fenced for a specific location, it means we will be able to use it to support blind and partially sighted people who need our help most.

There are currently around 40,000 people who have our radios at the moment, and from research we have done we know there are thousands more who are eligible but are not currently accessing our service.

Trusts Officer Frances Fielding said: “We would like to say a big thank you to the Portmore Charitable Trust for this very generous grant.

“As a charity which receives no government funding, we really rely on support from trusts such as this.

“For many people with sight loss, radio is the only way they can keep up to date with news and it keeps them in touch with the outside world.”