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.

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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).
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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 sophie@blind.org.uk for further details.