British Wireless for the Blind Fund audio players

British Wireless for the Blind Fund is very pleased to have received a grant of £2,764 from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust. The grant will be used to provide 25 blind or partially sighted elderly people in West Sussex with a combined radio and audio player which has been specially adapted for ease of use by people with visual impairment. Once people are no longer able to read, watch television or get out unaided radio becomes a real Lifeline to the World. Simon Parson, the Regional Development Manager for British Wireless who covers West Sussex commented “having a radio with large control knobs, buttons and sliders can mean the difference between the person being able to operate it unaided and being dependent on someone else to find stations and change C.D’s”. For someone elderly, having access to all that broadcast radio can offer – news, entertainment, drama and music as well as having the facilities to play talking books and newspapers, can really make a big difference to their daily lives.

SONL2056

Here is a photo of Betty with her Concerto 2 set funded by The Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust