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British Wireless for the Blind Fund

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

Living with sight loss can be lonely and isolating – so British Wireless aims to ease these feelings by providing the companionship of a radio.

We supply specially adapted audio equipment on a free loan basis to visually impaired people across the UK who would not otherwise be able to afford it.

With no government funding, it is only thanks to the continued kindness of our supporters that we can continue to help blind and partially sighted people.

We are a national charity with a regional focus, centered on individual contact and personal service – so all our equipment is hand delivered.

The number of people living with sight loss is set to double to more than four million by 2050 so there will always be a need for our sets and services.

We need your help to providing visually impaired people with a lifeline to the world. 

About us

Our radios

Our full range of radios is available from our trading arm BWBF Direct.

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).



We've got a sale on the stock left from our 2016 Christmas cards. All designs are now half price at just £2 for a pack of 10. These cards are a really important way for British Wireless to raise money and are always very popular with our supporters. If you'd like to get prepared for Christmas 2017 early, you can browse our different cards and take advantage of the discounted price. Limited availability on some designs. While stocks last. FREE postage & packaging.

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