Service marks 34 years of talking news

The Exmouth and District Talking Newspaper has held its 34th birthday party. The event, which took place at the Imperial Hotel, was enjoyed by the service’s volunteers and listeners. Entertainment was provided by listener Becky Brooks, who played two instruments and sang, and service chairman Dr Bob Donald, dressed in full Scottish regalia, who entertained partygoers with his bagpipes.

This was followed by a cream tea and a birthday cake, bearing the talking newspaper logo, which was provided by Dianne and Karen Routley, in memory of their mother, who was a recipient of the talking newspaper and a past committee member.

After tea, a raffle was drawn and an enjoyable afternoon was concluded.

Anyone who would like to receive the talking newspaper – a weekly recording of news taken from the Exmouth and Budleigh Journals – or knows somebody who might benefit from the service, is invited to call the secretary, Gill Laws, on (01395) 266968. She will explain how the system works and arrange for the listener to receive a player and be taught how to operate it. The service is completely free, available to anyone who cannot read a newspaper easily, and new listeners are always welcome.

 

As published in the Exmouth Journal on Thursday October 22nd 2015 

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