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Your last chance to make a difference during the 2020 Radiothon

26 June 2020

Vision Australia's Radiothon is on until June 30, donate now!

Throughout June, the team have been reflecting on what makes Vision Australia’s radio network great and highlighting why it’s an essential service for people who are blind, have low vision or a print disability. We’ve been hearing from our volunteers on why they give their time, receiving feedback from listeners across the country and learning why those who donate feel the need to do so.

The Vision Australia Radiothon is in its final days for 2020 and whilst it’s important to celebrate the service we provide to the community, its equality necessary to highlight the cost in doing so. With unavoidable transmission costs that surpass $750,000 per year and total operating costs exceeding $2 million, the support of our sponsors and donors is vital in keeping us sustainable into the future.

Can you support us with a one of tax deductable donation, or a monthly pledge? Donate today!

And what better way to learn more about Vision Australia Radio and why it's so important to so many people than listening to some of our biggest advocates.

In this podcast, Vision Australia Manager of Radio and Audio Services Conrad Browne shares the challenges Vision Australia Radio and other community radio stations are faced with to keep operating in these difficult times and provides a reminder that all donations big and small help keep our service sustainable into the next financial year:

Dedicated Vision Australia Radio listener Vicky Couzens, now also a volunteer presenter of the National Geographic program, shares why she thinks Australians need to get behind the service for people with a print disability, in this conversation with Matthew Layton.

Matthew also spoke to listener and volunteer Joy Nuske who said, "I wouldn't have access to a lot of the material that I have been able to pick up on from listening to Vision Australia Radio." This was Joy’s response when asked how her life would be different if Vision Australia Radio never existed. Joy has been a long time listener of the radio service and 12 months ago fulfilled a lifelong dream by jumping on board to host a cooking show that focuses on accessibility.

Do you agree with Joy's suggestion that community support of our radio service is vital? If you agree with Vicki’s take on Vision Australia Radio and the need to get behind the cause then please visit and make a tax deductible donation today.

Finally, we leave you with Matthew Layton’s closing words from this week’s Studio 1 program.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us during our 2020 Radiothon and listened to our service during these difficult times. Keep listening to your local Vision Australia Radio service, stream us via or subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes and Podbean.