Wealden Talking News is a registered charity producing weekly memory sticks of news and features taken from the local papers.
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.
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INTRODUCTION & FEATURES
HEATHFIELD & DISTRICT NEWS
CROWBOROUGH & UCKFIELD NEWS
HAILSHAM & POLEGATE NEWS
SEAFORD & NEWHAVEN NEWS
MAGAZINE (SEPTEMBER EDITION)
Anyone who is unable to read a newspaper due to sight problems can receive the Talking News free of charge. There are currently around 150 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).
All of the recordings are sent to our listeners on memory sticks. When you first join, one of the volunteers will call and see you and provide you with a small simple device, known as a “Boom Box”. It is simple to use and only measures 6″ by 4″ by 3″. You will be shown how to use it and you will then be ready to listen to your memory sticks which will start arriving in the post. (You do not need a computer.)
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
STOP PRESS: The annual street collection for 2017 will take place on the 21st October. Anyone available to help should reply via the contact form – all offers gratefully accepted.
Registered Charity Number: 270183