A leading national charity is appealing for volunteers to come forward and help them to support blind and partially sighted in Inverness.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) is the only charity providing specially adapted radios to blind and partially sighted people across the UK.
BWBF offer a range of devices, free of charge, to people who meet the charity’s criteria.
The devices allow blind people to listen to radio, podcasts, talking books, talking newspapers and much more, all at the touch of a button.
The charity is looking for ‘Radio Supporter’ volunteers to visit blind people in their homes and support them to use their new radio.
BWBF regional development manager Sophie Wheldon said: “Volunteering really is a great way of giving back to your community and we are looking for people in Inverness and surrounding areas to support us in delivering our service to blind people, giving them a lifeline to the outside world.”
“This is a rewarding and flexible voluntary role, you can do it a time to suit you and you will come away knowing you have made a real positive difference to someone’s life.”
If you are interested in finding out more about this voluntary role please contact Sophie Wheldon on 07540 724 063 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund is a national charity with a regional focus which aims to improve the daily lives of visually impaired and blind people.
To qualify for a radio, recipients must be registered blind or partially sighted, over the age of eight, resident in the UK and in receipt of a means-tested benefit.
BWBF needs to raise £650,000 a year to continue providing this vital service to those who need it most and to respond to requests for equipment.