New era for Fenland talking newspaper

Treasurer Derek Mew sand committee member, Joan Wiletts who are standing down from Wisbech Talking Newspaper Committee. ANL-141124-131617001
Treasurer Derek Mew sand committee member, Joan Wiletts who are standing down from Wisbech Talking Newspaper Committee. ANL-141124-131617001
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Local charity the Wisbech and District Talking Newspaper recently held its annual general meeting at St Peter & St Paul’s Church Hall.

Vice Chairman, Peter Fewster, chaired the meeting and welcomed Tony Vale, from the national Talking Newspaper Federation. Mr Fewster reflected what a

momentous year it had been for the charity. It had raised the necessary funding in just three months of launching its new technology for Talking Newspaper

fundraising appeal, through the generosity of local organisations and individual donors.

This had allowed it to purchase all the necessary new equipment to produce it’s recordings in digital format.

Sadly the charity said goodbye to two of its long-serving committee members – treasurer, Derek Mews and committee member, Joan Wiletts, although Mrs Wiletts will be continuing as a narrator for the audio newspaper. Mervyn Hart was welcomed as the charity’s new treasurer.

With all the new playback equipment delivered to its listeners the first ever recording produced on USB sticks was sent out, via Royal Mail’s free Articles

for the Blind postal service, on Wednesday, November 19.

If anyone who is partially sighted, or unable to read print due to a physical disability, and would like to receive the newspapers and magazine produced by W&DTN please contact the Secretary, Isobel Shippey, via email at talkingnewspaperwisbech@gmail.com, or via the charity’s website www.wdtn.co.uk or on 07883 428 954.