1. Who are your recordings designed for?

Anyone who, for whatever reason, is unable to keep in touch with what is going on in their local community by reading the local newspapers.

2. Which areas do you cover?

Macclesfield, Prestbury, Bollington, Poynton, Tytherington and surrounding villages.

3. What do I receive each week?

Each week (usually on Saturday) your postman will deliver a wallet. Inside this there will be an MP3 memory stick containing that week’s programme.

4. How do I listen to these memory sticks?

We will provide you – entirely free of charge – with a purpose-built and simple to use player unit, which is yours to keep. When you decide to become a listener, we will arrange to visit you and explain how it works.

5. Can I listen to the programmes on my laptop or PC?

Yes. All you need is a device with a USB slot into which the memory sticks can be inserted.

6. Can I listen to the programmes online?

Yes. You – or a friend or family member – can listen to our programmes on a mobile device using the free ‘Talking Newspaper’ app or by clicking here.

7. When do I need to send the memory sticks back to you?

In order for us to keep sending you the programmes for the following week, we ask you to post the memory stick back to us as soon as you have listened to it. The wallet carries a return address label, so all you have to do is put the memory stick into the wallet, turn the address label round, fasten the wallet using its velcro strip and arrange for the wallet to be placed into a post box.

8. Who pays for this service?

We are a registered charity and we depend on gifts, donations and bequests to raise the cash to buy the equipment we use. We are all volunteers whose time is given free. Postage is provided free of charge under the Royal Mail’s “Articles for the Blind” service.

9. Can I receive the Talking Newspaper if I live in a care home?

Of course.

10. How do I become a listener?

All you have to do is contact us.

11. How do I become a volunteer?

All you have to do is contact us.