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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 (opens in new tab) and completing the necessary application form.

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Becky is the Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, Australia, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.