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British Wireless for the Blind Fund

Keeping blind people in touch with the world.


NEW for 2018! OPUS

Introducing the new Opus DAB/DAB+/FM RDS/Bluetooth portable digital radio
With Bluetooth audio streaming from a smart device, USB recording and playback, Opus also has a large easy-to-read LCD display with zoom function. Its 10 one-touch radio station presets and built-in battery charging means Opus really is more than just a radio.

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 carry on helping the people with sight loss who need it most.

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.

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.

Radio provides news, entertainment and information and, more importantly, companionship in what can often be a lonely life. It becomes a lifeline to the world. 

Anyone who is registered 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. You can find your local agent here.

If you think you know someone who would benefit from a specially adapted set, whether they qualify for free or would like to purchase one from our sister company BWBF Direct, please recommend us and give a friend a friend.

You can view our range of radios here.

All sets purchased through BWBF Direct go to the fund.

2018 Christmas Cards

The greatest gift in life is friendship... Our fantastic 2018 Chrimstas cards are now availbale to buy. Every year, our selection of Christmas cards raise vital funds to help us continue providing support to blind and partially sighted people who need us all around the UK. Each pack purchased enables us to issue specially adapted audio equipment to people with sight loss.