Sefton Talking Newspaper Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

A WATERLOO charity which records and sends out news so blind people can hear about latest issues has celebrated its 25 year anniversary.

Sefton Talking Newspaper held a special event at the Northern Club in Crosby on Friday, May 13 to help celebrate the big day.

The charity, founded in 1991, has more than 100 visually impaired subscribers who receive USB sticks in the post free of charge with recorded news bulletins.

Originally, the group had used cassette players but they now use top-of-the-range recording equipment such as new microphones and laptops to move into a modern era.

At the anniversary celebrations, current listeners and volunteers were joined by MP Bill Esterson, as well as representatives from organisations for the visually impaired which have lent their support.

The chairman, John O’Hanlon, gave an enlightening talk about the organisation, its origins and activities.

The service is provided weekly and the recording room remains at St Mary’s Church Rooms in Waterloo.

For more information about Sefton Talking Newspaper, including how to subscribe or volunteer, call 0151 928 9775.