Talking Newspaper Needs Your Help

Wymondham & Attleborough Talking Newspaper is asking for more help as the organisation celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.

It was on April 10 1998 that the first edition of the audio news and information service was sent out. Volunteers produce and despatch a weekly digest of news and features for 60 blind or partially sighted listeners, in addition to compiling a monthly audio magazine.

Now the group is looking for additional help and they would like to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming a sound technician, a postal wallet administrator or who would be prepared to join the management committee. Full training will be provided.


The organisation, which will record the 800th edition of their local news service at the end of this year, is also keen to increase the number of listeners who receive the free service.

Every listener is provided with a free machine on which to play the digital memory stick. The service can also be accessed online via the W A T N website

W A T N secretary, Georgette Vale said:

“The volunteers have produced thousands of hours of recordings over the years. We are very grateful for all the work they put in and for the support provided by the local community.”

For more details, please contact Mrs Vale on 01953 605434 or leave a message on the website.

Alternatively, go along to the W A T N annual general meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 16 in the Francis Room of Connaught Hall, Attleborough.