Wealden Talking News is a registered charity producing weekly memory sticks of news and features taken from the local papers and monthly magazines.
It produces 4 editions each week covering a wide area of the East Sussex– Heathfield & District (including Battle & Wadhurst with surrounding villages), Crowborough & Uckfield, Hailsham & Polegate and Seaford & Newhaven. It also has a weekly features section that is of interest and available wherever you live. The WTN Monthly Magazine is produced and read by Richard Foster who, blind from birth, has a special insight into the needs of the sight impaired and has a wide following across the county.
SUSSEX LIFE MAGAZINE – in October 2017, Wealden Talking News commenced the monthly recording of Sussex Life Magazine. This is available online on the first Tuesday of every month.
Here is your team: Madelyn Meredith, Tim Williams, Lesley Boase and recorder Mike Hollis (from left to right)
Look out for the Magnet due to be published on the 11 December 2017!!
Anyone who is unable to read a newspaper due to sight problems can receive the Talking News free of charge. There are currently around 175 listeners and anyone that is sight impaired is invited to join the WTN mailing list via the New Listener Enquiry form» or by phoning 01435 862304 (ansaphone only).
Volunteers: There are around 70 volunteers who give their time freely in the studio in Heathfield». If you would like to join the list of volunteers go to the contact page» or email the secretary at email@example.com
WTN relies entirely on donations from the public and local businesses and fundraising events including an annual street collection. To find out how you can make a gift to support the valuable work of Wealden Talking News go to Donations»NEW LISTENERS TO DONATE TO VOLUNTEER
Registered Charity Number: 270183