Talking Newspaper service in Moray could use some voices

Concerns over 'Moray Companion' Talking Newspaper.
Concerns for ‘Moray Companion’ Talking Newspaper.

CONCERN IS GROWING for the future of a Moray voluntary service that has been an essential link for blind and visually impaired people in the region for many years.

The Moray Companion is a ‘talking newspaper’ service produced twice monthly and distributed free of charge throughout the region.

Volunteers record audio files of local news and items of general interest drawn from a variety of local publications – however, a shortage of volunteers led to the last issue of the talking newspaper to be cancelled as there was no volunteers available to man the recording desk.

A spokesman for the service told insideMoray: “This has always been an essential service for blind and partially sighted people in Moray and also many with Moray connections now living in other parts of the world.

“Even in these days when technology has advanced to a great degree the Moray Companion remains an essential service for many people in particular elderly subscribers. We need a few volunteers to come forward and help keep the service going – we would love to hear from anyone who can offer a little of their time.”

More details on the type of volunteers required and the work undertaken by the Moray Companion can be found online.

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