Do­na­tion to talk­ing news­pa­per just grand

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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

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