December 08, 2021

BWBF Offering Free, Specially Adapted Audio Equipment

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) is a national sight loss charity, based in Kent. The charity offers free, specially adapted audio equipment to those living with sight loss. Its aim is to provide a lifeline for those who are unable to afford a specially adapted radio. View full article →
December 08, 2021

Ørsted’s Community Benefit Funds – Spring 2021 Newsletter

Ørsted’s Community Benefit Funds have released their Spring 2021 Newsletter. The newsletter features a piece highlighting the work British Wireless for the Blind have been doing in Sefton with their Lifeline to the World project. View full article →
November 11, 2021

Two new ways to access your local Talking Newspaper

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) and The Talking News Federation (TNF) have joined forces to make it even easier for blind and partially sighted people to listen to their local Talking Newspapers. Together they have launched a new mobile application, and a new skill for the Amazon Echo, so users can access over 200 regional Talking Newspapers from their smartphone, tablet or Alexa enabled device. View full article →
October 18, 2021

British Wireless for the Blind Fund wins funding to help beneficiaries in North West England

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) has confirmed it has won a grant award for its Lifeline to the World – North West England project. This has been made possible by the generosity of Ørsted and organised through Grantscape. View full article →
September 10, 2020

Charity extends project to provide DAB and FM radios for people with sight loss during pandemic

The British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) will now extend its innovative BWBFConnect service for several more months to provide ongoing support for those who are continuing to shield at home for age or health reasons. View full article →
August 20, 2020

Sight Loss Charity Announces Continued COVID-19 Support After Successful Radio Scheme During Pandemic

British Wireless for the Blind Fund is heralding the success of its latest project after the innovative BWBFConnect service helped more than 600 vulnerable people with sight loss to maintain their independence and fight isolation during the height of the pandemic. View full article →
August 11, 2016

Dementia & sight loss

Did you know that there are 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK and 7 out of 10 of these are also living with another medical condition or disability such as sight loss? At BWBF, we have for a long time been aware that people with medical conditions other than sight loss such as Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone Disease and stroke sufferers are also finding the benefits of using our adapted radios because of their simplicity to operate.

View full article →
August 10, 2016

Guernsey & Jersey report

In June, whilst Britain was going to referendum on Europe, David Beard (Agent Liason Manager) and Brad Samuels (BWBF Direct) were honoured to pay a special visit to our partners in Guernsey and Jersey; Guernsey Blind Association and Eyecan (formerly Jersey Blind Society).
View full article →
March 31, 2014

Lions donate three special radio sets for use by local blind persons

Lions John Braithwaite and Les Board presented a cheque for the purchase of radios to BWBF Regional Manager David Loveridge.

David Loveridge said: “I really want to thank members of the Weymouth & Portland Lions who have given up their time to raise money which has allowed us to provide blind and partially sighted people in Weymouth and Portland with specially modified radios.  These unique audio devices allow the recipient to listen to talking books and newspapers, CD, cassettes, digital radio and much more. View full article →
January 15, 2014

BWBF announce the launch of 'Lifeline to the World' project in North Wales

The ‘Lifeline to the World’ project will reach out to blind and partially sighted people in Denbigh and Henllan, in Denbighshire, providing them with one of BWBF’s specially adapted radios, along with additional support from a trained volunteer.

The project, which is generously funded by The Freeman Evans St David’s Day Charity, will involve volunteers from Denbigh and Henllan, who will visit blind and partially sighted people and provide instruction on the many features of one of BWBF’s specially adapted radios.

Our radios allow recipients to access a wide variety of audio options, including digital radio, talking books and newspapers, CDs, cassettes and much more.
We are currently recruiting for volunteers to support this project, please contact for further details.