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British Wireless for the Blind Fund

Help us provide blind and partially sighted people with a lifeline to the world

For people with sight loss, life is a challenge. Not just the difficulty of getting out and about, but also the everyday tasks we take for granted – like turning on the radio to listen to the news.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund helps to improve the daily lives of visually impaired people by providing them with a lifeline to the world.

We supply specially adapted audio equipment on a free loan basis to those who are unable to afford a set and who meet our criteria.

BWBF is a national charity with a regional focus, centered on individual contact and personal service – which means all our equipment is hand delivered by a trained worker to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

In the last year, we have supplied more than 3,000 sets and enhanced the lives of all those who received them.

The number of blind and visually impaired people is increasing so we want to up the number of sets we give out annually to at least 3,500 - but we need your help to do that.

We need to raise £650,000 a year to continue providing this vital service to those who need it most and to respond to our daily requests for equipment.

Any support you can give us – whether it’s your time as a volunteer, a donation, or by referring someone who may benefit from our service – will make a real difference.

To read about the people we've helped, click here or to learn more about how you can help BWBF, click here.

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Our radios

British Wireless for the Blind Fund has been making a difference to people with sight loss since 1928. Having access to radio and everything it offers is as important now as it was then.

We have three specially adapted models currently available to meet different listening needs:

Anyone who is registered either blind or partially sighted, over the age of eight, living in the UK and in current receipt of a means-tested benefit qualifies for a free set. If you think you are eligible for a radio from us, we have local agents who can help you process your request.

Alternatively you can choose to buy from our sister company BWBF Direct. (All profits go to the fund).



BWBF Direct

Mr & Mrs Snow

Each year, British Wireless for the Blind Fund sells a range of specially designed Christmas cards to raise vital funds so we can continue to support visually impaired people who need our help. The cards are a really important way for us to raise money and are always popular among our supporters. Although there's still a while left until the big day, for those of you who like to be organised the cards are now on sale. Please enjoy browsing our 2016 selection. We're sure our carefully selected range will bring a smile to the faces of everyone who receives them and every purchase will make a real difference to the blind and partially sighted people we help. FREE postage & packaging.

Buy your cards