Uckfield Lions presdient Frank Phillips with a cheque for £1,500 which will help Wealden Talking News buy a new computer and memory-stick copying machine.

Uckfield Lions give £1,500 to talking news group

Uckfield Lions have presented a cheque for £1,500 to help a talking news organisation buy a new computer and memory-stick copying machine.

Wealden Talking News sends memory sticks each week to 300 sight-impaired people to help them keep up with the news.

The organisation also supplies a boom box enabling the user to access news and features recorded onto the stick.

The Lions also agreed to help Talking News with a street collection after the organisation’s treasurer and trustee, Bob Eaves appealed for support.

Mr Eaves said donations to the organisation were well down on the previous year and large numbers of items were needed to be able to continue sending out the memory sticks, which are delivered free of charge by the Post Office.

The talking newspaper is produced by 70 volunteers each Friday and received by customers on a Monday.

Wealden Talking News can be contacted by leaving a message on 01435 862304.

Uckfield Lions Club is continuing to look for good causes to support in the local area. More details about the club can be found on its website.

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