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Sandbach & District Talking Newspaper is a Registered Charity, set up in 1986 with the objective of assisting those in our local community who are visually impaired, or those suffering some temporary or permanent incapacity or disability which makes reading a strain, by the provision of recorded or tactile reading matter.

Each week we produce “NEWSWEEK”, our local Talking Newspaper, in which we record items of local news with views, information and readers’ letters from the local newspapers onto digital memory sticks for our listeners.

The stories are read from the local newpspapers covering the areas:

  • Sandbach
  • Middlewich
  • Alsager
  • Holmes Chapel
  • Goostrey

Newsweek also carries Infosound, a briefing from an independent registered charity that produces and distributes free and impartial news and information, in audio, for the benefit of vision-impaired across Great Britain. And every week there is Story Time, with readings from stories and poems and a discussion afterwards.

In addition we produce special recordings. These include monthly extracts from the prestigious Cheshire Life magazine and extracts from the quarterly This England and Evergreen magazines as well. This means that some weeks we are producing in excess of 200 memory sticks and at least 7000 each year!

To meet this task we have some 70 volunteers, including:

  • Editors
  • Readers & Relief Readers
  • Recording Technicians & Relief Technicians
  • Copiers
  • Administrators
  • Trustees & Committee members

All of these are volunteers and give their time at no cost. They are a dedicated team whose only objective is to put a little light into the world of their listeners. If you would like to join the team, please go to the How You Can Help Us page.

Our flyer advertises opur free weekly service, delivered direct to your door. It is available to the blind or partially sighted or anyone with a permanent or temporary condition that causes reading difficulties.
Visit our sponsor

Newsweek is sponsored by Bathgate Silica Sand Ltd.

 
 
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