BWBF has received two grants from different organisations which will benefit visually impaired people in Scotland.
The Crerar Trust has donated £3,150 to BWBF Waitrose partner Slava Yakupov presents a cheque
Visually impaired people in Scotland will benefit from two grants which British Wireless has just received.
The Crerar Trust has donated £3,150 for replacement equipment across the country.
BWBF’s Regional Development Manager for the north, Steven Poole, visited the Oban Bay Hotel in Oban to collect a cheque from General Manager David McGhie.
While we don’t upgrade people’s radios, we will sometimes replace outdated equipment if they have had it for a long time.
We have also received a grant from the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.
Mr Poole was presented with a cheque for £370 from Waitrose Partner Slava Yakupov at the company’s store in Byres Road, Glasgow.
That donation will also be used to replace equipment.
Mr Poole said: “We are so grateful to both The Crerar Trust and Waitrose for these generous grants.
“As a charity which receives no government funding, we rely on donations like this from trusts.
“This money will make a real difference to visually impaired people in Scotland.
“The importance of a radio to someone who has lost their sight cannot be underestimated.”