Saturday, 25 March 2017

Listeners wanted

THE Henley Talking Newspaper is appealing for people who would like to receive recordings after a decrease in listener numbers.

The charity, which was launched in 1982 by members of Henley Lions Club, uses a team of 50 volunteers to make audio recordings of news from the Henley Standard.

It currently sends out about 50 recordings each week to people who are visually impaired or cannot read for themselves, including some in nursing homes, Wallingford Community Hospital and the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed.

Most live in or near Henley but some are as far away as Yorkshire and Devon after moving away.

They are all sent memory sticks with the recordings free of charge.

The charity used to have up to 90 listeners but this number has fallen in recent years.

To sign up for the service, call chairman Richard Hodgkin on (01491) 573192 or email him at hodgkin3
@waitrose.com

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