A charity that provides special radios for blind and partially sighted people in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire is celebrating after being given a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund was awarded over £4,000 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The organisation will use the money to provide specially adapted digital radios that also play CDs, cassettes and USB memory sticks and fund volunteers to help them use them.
David Loveridge, regional manager for British Wireless for the Blind Fund, said: “We are delighted that People’s Postcode Lottery chose to support us. Radios are a lifeline to many blind and partially sighted people. Our recipients tell us that their radio entertains, helps to relieve isolation and keeps them in touch with what is going on in the world. It’s essential that people living with sight loss have The radios are designed to be easy to use for people living with sight loss and all recipients receive a home visit and one-to-one support in order to be able to use their new radios independently. To qualify for a free set you must be registered blind or partially sighted, be over the age of eight and be in receipt of a means tested benefit.