Appeal For Help With Lifeline Service For Shaftesbury’s Blind Residents

Before lockdown, a group of Shaftesbury residents used to meet each week to record themselves reading local newspaper articles, which were loaded onto USB sticks and sent to blind and partially sighted locals.

Colin Francis of the Shaftesbury talking newspaper tells Alfred how the announcers carefully describe the pictures that appear in the press, so blind listeners can remain connected with their community.

The group used to meet at Father’s House, but they can’t meet hold recording session there anymore. Can you help provide a space so this valued service can restart?