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Visually impaired people in Blackpool to benefit from free radios

British Wireless will be able to support more people in Blackpool thanks to a grant it has received from a trust.

The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund has given BWBF a donation of £750.

It will be used to provide our specially adapted radios to blind and partially sighted people living in the Blackpool area.

British Wireless is already supporting more than 110 people with sight loss in the seaside resort but knows there are at least another 330 who are eligible for its service but not currently accessing it.

This donation will help us reach out to some of these people and provide them with a new radio.

The Duchy Benevolent Fund makes donations to a wide range of charitable causes.

BWBF Trusts Officer Frances Fielding said: “We would like to say a big thank you to the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund for this donation.

“It will make a real difference to people with sight loss living in Blackpool.

“We have done some research into where we could increase the uptake of our service and we know there are people in Blackpool we could be helping.

“Our radios can bring companionship to people who are often living lonely lives.”