Exmouth’s Renaissance Chorus donates £500 to Talking Newspaper

PUBLISHED: 14:48 15 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:48 15 March 2018

Colin Gregory of Exmouth Talking Newspaper receives a cheque for £500 from Renaissance Chorus's Jean Thomas and Angela Hanna. Picture: Contributed.

Colin Gregory of Exmouth Talking Newspaper receives a cheque for £500 from Renaissance Chorus's Jean Thomas and Angela Hanna. Picture: Contributed.


Renaissance Chorus – the Exmouth ladies’close-harmony chorus – has presented a cheque for £500 to one of its chosen charities – Exmouth and District Talking Newspaper.

“Talking Newspaper was started in 1981 and has around 60 volunteers,” says Jean Thomas, leader of the chorus’s lead section. “Every week they record the main stories from the local newspapers. About 100 copies are made, and transferred on to memory sticks, which are then posted to listeners, free of charge.

“Listeners are provided with a player, specially designed for people with sight problems, and shown how to insert the memory stick and listen to the recordings. After listening to the week’s news, the listener returns the memory stick to the studio for free.

“We felt this was a very worthwhile charity and are pleased to present our cheque for £500.”

For more details about Talking Newspapers, call 01395 266968. For more details about Renaissance, visit: www.renaissancechorus.co.uk

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