Help spread the news
FOR more than two decades, the Queensland Country Women’s Association Childers branch has been providing a little-known yet vital service to vision-impaired members of the community.
Each Thursday morning, volunteers from the organisation collect the Isis Town and Country newspaper and transcribe the newspaper onto a master tape.
The process takes a few hours for the volunteers to complete before the tapes are posted to vision-impaired locals who wish to keep informed on local news regarding the Isis region.
QCWA Childers member Meg Bust believes there may be more people in the region who would like to take advantage of the free service but may not be aware of its existence.
“We have about 10 people that use the service but that number fluctuates,” she said.
“I think there may be more people, young or old, that could benefit from the service.”
With only a handful of volunteers managing the service, Ms Bust hoped there would be more people within the community with golden tonsils who would be able to spare some time.
“We’d love to get more people involved to share the workload,” she said.
HELP NEEDED: Members of the QCWA Childers branch are encouraging volunteers to help with its “talking newspaper” initiative.