Donation to talking newspaper just grand
A NEWSPAPER for blind people has been given a £1,000 boost, enabling more people in the town with sight problems to access the news.
The donation to Macclesfield Talking Newspaper for the Blind was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.
The newspaper provides a weekly news bulletin for local blind or partially sighted people and the grant will be used to purchase two new MP3 players so more listeners can receive the service.
Talking Newspaper chairman Colin Turner said: “The Talking Newspaper receives no government funding and relies on donations and bequests, so we are very grateful to the Santander Foundation for their generous gift which will allow more people to access our services and feel more involved in the world around them.”
Jarrod Roberts-Dinsley, branch manager at Santander’s Macclesfield branch said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK.
“Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community.
“We are delighted to be supporting Macclesfield Talking Newspaper for the Blind and hope the donation makes a real difference to local blind people.”
●● Colin Turner, chair of Macclesfield Talking Newspaper for the Blind