Book club for the visu­ally im­paired

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

AN eye so­ci­ety has launched the town’s first au­dio book club.

Mac­cles­field Eye So­ci­ety, based at Queen Vic­to­ria Street, has set up the book club so that visu­ally im­paired res­i­dents can en­joy all the ben­e­fits of be­ing in a book club, with dis­cus­sions about the au­dio books they can all en­joy.

The club has ac­cess to more than 23,000 ti­tles from a li­brary cu­rated by the RNIB, a char­ity that sup­ports peo­ple with sight loss.

He­len van der Veken, from Mac­cles­field Eye So­ci­ety said: “We are de­lighted to launch an au­dio book club in Mac­cles­field, mak­ing cur­rent and pop­u­lar books ac­ces­si­ble for free through the RNIB li­brary for visu­ally im­paired peo­ple, and look for­ward to ro­bust dis­cus­sions at the meet­ings.”

The group’s first meet­ing was held at the Sal­va­tion Army Hall, on Roe Street, where read­ers dis­cussed the gen­res they en­joy and se­lected their first book, ‘The Shape of Wa­ter’ by An­drea Camil­leri.

If you or some­one you know with a vis­ual im­pair­ment is in­ter­ested in join­ing the club, con­tact Mac­cles­field Eye So­ci­ety on 01625 422602 or email info@mac­cles­field­eye so­ci­ety.org.uk.

●● He­len van der Veken and Pam Hodgkiss at the au­dio book club launch

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