Volunteer appeal for Ellon Talking Newspaper

Volunteers are needed for Ellon Talking Newspaper.

The weekly recorded news service for the visually impaired is keen to add to its pool of helpers.

Elizabeth Cameron, chairperson of Ellon Talking Newspaper service.

Elizabeth Cameron, chairperson of Ellon Talking Newspaper service.

New recruits would be mostly involved in reading and recording the Ellon Times, with a small amount of administration involving keeping a register and maintaining records.

The talking newspaper, which was introduced in March, 1998, is recorded on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm in Ellon Library.

Chairperson Elizabeth Cameron, a retired teacher, said: “We are looking for people who have two hours to spare once every eight weeks to join one of our teams delivering a valuable service to local visually impaired people.

“We have eight teams and, although the commitment is not a huge one, your contribution would not only be greatly welcomed by Ellon Talking Newspaper volunteers, but would be extremely satisfying on a personal level.

“If you have recently moved to Ellon, what better way of both making new friends and doing something worthwhile?”

Earlier this year recordings switched to a digital format. Team members take it in turn to record the contents of the Ellon Times on to a master memory stick and they are copied and then posted out to recipients who use sound boxes to listen to the recordings.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Elizabeth on 01358 720130.