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Weekly donates thousands to talking newspaper

A weekly newspaper has donated thousands of pounds to help a taking paper for blind and partially-sighted people on its patch.

The Kidderminster Shuttle has given £2,750 to the Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper, which provides news to 160 people with vision problems.

The money has been provided by Shuttle owner Newsquest through its Gannett Trust charitable arm.

It will be used to cover the cost of buying memory sticks and ‘boom box’ players.

Volunteers at the Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper

Volunteers at the Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper

The talking paper features content from the Shuttle, which is read aloud by volunteers.

Editor Peter John said: “The Shuttle has had a very close connection with the Talking Newspaper since its inception in 1980 and we are delighted the Gannett Trust has been able to help it at this time.

“The audience for the paper is growing, which shows how important our local news service is to local people, whether they read our paper in print or online, or have it delivered through the wonderful service the Talking Newspaper provides.”

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  • February 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    These are excellent organisations greatly appreciated by the listeners and run by dedicated volunteers. A worthy cause to back.

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