Spelthorne Talking News provides a free weekly audio magazine for blind and partially sighted people living in or adjacent to Spelthorne.
We were founded in 1977 by the Shepperton film producer, Jimmy Wright, who was himself blind after his aircraft crashed in World War II. The team of volunteers read items from the current week’s Surrey Advertiser series of papers and we also include announcements, interviews, talks and other items of local interest.
The programme is recorded on Thursday each week. We make copies on Friday and every listener should receive the "Newspaper on a CD" in Saturday’s post.
We have around 50 volunteers who compile, present, read, record and copy the weekly audio newspaper that is sent to more than 100 listeners every week. We are always in need of more volunteers to provide the service.
If you would like to become a listener, if you know someone who might enjoy listening to our magazine, or if you would like to be a volunteer please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can call us on 07591 914690. This number is not manned but is checked once every 24 hours. Please leave a message, with your name, telephone number and reason for contacting us, and someone will get back to you. Since we are all volunteers this may take a few days.