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Free DAB radios are being offered to vulnerable over 70s

Free DAB radios are being offered to vulnerable over 70s
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A new scheme has launched to provide free digital radios to the country's most vulnerable over 70s.

A number of British retailers and radio manufacturers (Argos, Currys PC World, John Lewis & Partners, Pure and Roberts Radio), WaveLength (a UK charity that provides media technology to lonely people living in poverty) and the BBC Local Radio’s Make a Difference initiative have teamed up to offer thousands of DAB radios to vulnerable people aged over 70 for free.

The 'Make A Difference: Radio Heroes' scheme hopes to furnish those who are lonely – particularly during this difficult, isolating time – with an important source of local news, entertainment and community sharing.

From today (Monday 30th March), you can nominate someone to receive a radio simply by visiting the WaveLength website and completing the necessary application form.

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