"We are committed to improving the lives of our listeners and their families by providing information, entertainment and friendship through our local talking newspaper service."
Caroline Mole our editor has left us for family reasons. She has led an enthusiastic team for several years & has maintained the high standard set by her predecessor Lynn Hilton. We are urgently seeking her replacement.
If you or someone you know might be interested please contact the chairman Colin Turner at , who will be happy to discuss this volunteer opportunity to be a part of charity providing a vital service to the visually impaired in the Macclesfield area.
For over 40 years, the Macclesfield and District Talking Newspaper has produced a weekly recording of local news for visually impaired people who live in Macclesfield and the surrounding area.
Operating from a recording studio above the East Cheshire Eye Society resource centre on Queen Victoria Street, each week the team of volunteers produces a summary of the week’s local news stories taken from the Macclesfield Express and a general interest magazine, ‘TN Tapestry’. These are recorded onto memory sticks, along with a number of curated articles from the RNIB magazine library. Listeners can look forward to around two and a half hours listening each week.
The Macclesfield Talking Newspaper is sent out by post to our listeners who then return the memory sticks to us ready for the next issue. The service is entirely free to its users.
This article from the Macclesfield Express looks at our work in more detail: