Britsh Wireless for the Blind Logo

Grant to support visually impaired in Manchester


British Wireless has received a donation to support the blind and partially sighted community in Greater Manchester.

The £3,000 grant has come from the Zochonis Charitable Trust.

It will be used to provide 16 of our most popular radio, the Concerto 2, to people with sight loss living in the Greater Manchester area.

This is seventh grant we have received from the trust.

Currently, we are supporting more than 550 visually impaired people in the area but from research we have done, know there at least another 600 in the county who could benefit from our service but are not currently accessing it.

BWBF’s Trusts Officer Frances Fielding said: “We are very grateful to the Zochonis Charitable Trust for this donation.

“They have supported us a number of times in the past and as a charity which receives no government funding, we rely on grants like this to continue providing vital support to people with sight loss.

“When you can no longer see to watch television, go out unaided or read a book, a radio brings the world to your living room and becomes a constant companion.

“We hope this money will help us reach out to some of the hundreds of people we know we could be supporting in the area.”

Share this page:
Click an icon to share on your favourite social media site

Latest News

British Wireless for the Blind Fund Video page

Welcome to our video page. We'll be bringing you lots of videos containing news, reviews, uplifting recipient stories, latest product development, how to guides, general information, a peak behind-the-scenes videos of how the charity continues to change lives of our visually impaired recipients and a whole lot more. You can find all of our videos on our YouTube channel and from time to time you'll also catch us live on Facebook. Read the story.

Second round of Reaching Out campaign launched

British Wireless has launched the second phase of its Reaching Out campaign to help blind people living in another eight areas of the UK. Read the story.

Motorists raise funds to support visually impaired in Tamworth

British Wireless has received a grant to support blind and partially sighted people in Tamworth thanks to service station customers. Read the story.

Latest figures show a year on year rise in radio listening figures

Official figures released today show a rise in the number of people listening to the radio compared to this time last year. Read the story.

Donation of £10,000 will help visually impaired across the UK

British Wireless has received a grant of £10,000 which will support blind and partially sighted people right across the country. Read the story.

Hastings blind people to benefit thanks to charity grant

British Wireless has received a donation which will benefit people with sight loss who live in Hastings. Read the story.

View older news