Talking Newspaper Set to Exceed Fundraising Target

Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper looks set to exceed its target of raising £900 before the recording of the 900th edition of the audio news and information service for visually impaired people.

A grant of £250 from Attleborough Town Council towards the purchase of a new sound mixer has boosted sums already received from a number of individuals and organisations and by attending local fetes and carnivals.

W A T N is also the chosen charity of the year of the mayor of Wymondham, Cllr Joe Mooney.

The organisation is hoping to add to the total with collections on September 4 & 5 at Sainsbury’s in Attleborough and on September 11 at Morrison’s in Wymondham. Waitrose in Wymondham is also offering their support by selecting the charity as one of the good causes for its Community Matters green token scheme.

Activities to mark the recording of the 900th edition on 20 November continue on September 14 at the Fairland Church Centre in Wymondham, with a Challenge Quiz between teams representing the Lions Clubs of Wymondham and Attleborough.

It will be recorded in front of an invited audience of listeners, volunteers and supporters and become the special feature for the milestone edition.

During the course of the evening the winning entry in the Talking Newspaper’s recently launched short story competition will be presented by the author, Carol Donnelly.

A spokesperson for W A T N said:

“We are delighted with the support we have received from the local community in recent months for our fundraising campaign”

The total has been further boosted by a legacy from the estate of the late Betty Campbell, a previous Mayor of Attleborough and a founding volunteer, when the facility was launched in April 1998.

For more information about this free service, visit www.watn.org.uk