Britsh Wireless for the Blind Logo

Volunteers to feature in short film

10.05.2016

BWBF volunteers are to feature in a short film being put together by students as part of Volunteers' Week.

BWBF volunteer Sue
BWBF volunteer Sue
Involve logo
Involve logo

BWBF volunteers and staff are to feature in a film being launched as part of a national initiative.

Two students from Mid Kent College popped into our head office in Maidstone last week to interview our IT administrator Dave who started as a volunteer with us, Sue, who works with our Trusts Officer, and Peter, one of our technical volunteers.

Jake Roach and Sean Cordrey are at the college studying creative media and will be releasing the short film on the first day of Volunteers’ Week – Wednesday, June 1st.

Involve Kent, which aims to maximise the impact of the voluntary and community sector in the county, is working with the college to help produce it.

Involve helped to arrange the filming sessions and is providing on-going support to the students.

The 19-year-olds are creating the film to tell the story of volunteering in the Maidstone and wider Kent area.

It will aim to show the diversity of roles that volunteers are involved in and will help to inform audiences about how volunteering may be relevant and beneficial to their own lives.

The finished product will be played out during the week at Involve’s Volunteer Centre in Maidstone Town Hall and at The Hub which is in The Mall shopping centre in the town.

We will also shares links to it on social media.

BWBF CEO Margaret Grainger said: “We are delighted our volunteers were asked to be part of this fantastic Involve and Mid Kent College project.

“Volunteers are a vital part of what we do here at BWBF and, like most charities, we wouldn’t be able to keep providing the service we do without them.

“Volunteers’ Week is an important national celebration of the thousands of selfless people in the UK who give up so much of their time to help others.

“We can’t wait to see the film when it’s released in a few weeks and hope you all enjoy watching it too.”



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

Latest News

Norfolk blind community to benefit from grant

Visually impaired people living in the Norfolk area will benefit from new radios thanks to a grant British Wireless has received. Read the story.

Blind football fans to benefit from accessible live stream

Newcastle United has become the first football club to launch an audio live stream which is accessible for visually impaired people. Read the story.

Campaign to issue more radios launched in eight areas

British Wireless has this week launched a campaign to increase the amount of radios it distributes in eight areas across the UK. Read the story.

Blind society teams up with BWBF to help Wigan visually impaired

A Manchester-based blind society has teamed up British Wireless to support more visually impaired people in Wigan. Read the story.

Visually impaired people in Blackpool to benefit from free radios

British Wireless will be able to support more people in Blackpool thanks to a grant it has received from a trust. Read the story.

Blind Glasgow residents to benefit thanks to grant

Blind and partially sighted people in Glasgow will benefit from free radios thanks to a grant BWBF has received. Read the story.

View older news