Talking newspaper gets generous £500 donation from community group
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The chairman of the Talking Times is focused on making sure a £500 donation by the Fakenham Ukes keeps the service running for the people who need it.
The chairman of a talking newspaper is hoping a generous donation will secure the future of the service.
Dave Siseman chairs the Fakenham Talking Times, a charity which creates weekly audio newspapers to support blind or partially sighted people.
A £500 donation was made by The Ukes, a mid Norfolk ukulele band, using money earned from playing gigs.
Mr Siseman said: "This money gives us a safety net. The aim is longevity. It will go into the pot and we will keep running for as long as we can."
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The paper uses articles from the Fakenham and Wells Times and community magazines, before being delivered to around 70 people.
Ukes' Band leader, Graham Thomas, said: "The Talking Times is a well known local charity which has been in our fund raising sight for a while now."
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More information on the Fakenham Talking Times can be found at fakenhamtalkingtimes.co.uk, or on 01328 887507.