Jan Collier reports
Our volunteers at Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper enjoyed another excellent Awareness Day at the Ashley Centre on Thursday 16th November. The aim of this annual event is to spread the good news about the free audio service for blind and visually impaired people in the borough.
As always, shoppers and passers-by found the time to have a few words with us and were not only interested in learning more about what we do, but were generous in their support.
This year we handed out leaflets to many people who were interested in working with our friendly team as volunteers. There are so many different roles to play, both from home, researching suitable material for our weekly Newspaper, and also in our studio.
This year we were able to record our regular weekly Newspaper as normal in the studio, as well as holding our annual event in the Ashley Centre. Some of our wonderful volunteers came straight from their recording session to help in the Centre. We all praise the work of long-term volunteer Heather Griffin who organises the annual event and worked hard on the day to ensure it went without a hitch.
Our Chairman Judy Sarssam commented:
‘ The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper for the Blind extend a big thank you to all those in the Ashley Centre on Thursday 16th. We are grateful for the generosity of all those who came to support our service.
We send out, totally free, memory sticks with fresh weekly news items and pod casts each week to over 100 Visually impaired people in Epsom and Ewell. We rely on a grand team of volunteers, always ready to go the extra mile.
We welcome support in many different ways and can be contacted on 01372 721519.’