Are you unable to read a newspaper, even with glasses?
Do you know someone who is?
Do you live in or near the Forest of Dean?
If so – you need to know about Forest Talk!
Forest Talk is a free, weekly, recorded ‘newspaper’ for reading-impaired people who live in, or are interested in, the Forest of Dean, helping them keep in touch with local news and events.
It keeps listeners aware of the wider community with familiar and friendly voices in their home each week.
Each Saturday our volunteers record a new edition containing 45 minutes of news items from local newspapers, together with 45 minutes of features.
The newspaper is recorded on a Memory Stick, which plugs into a simple, easy to use, player. We provide each listener with a player on loan.
The talking newspaper memory sticks are posted each Monday in reply-paid pouches, and listeners usually receive them on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Listeners are asked to put the stick back in the post, in its pouch, as soon as possible after they have finished listening to it.
There is no charge to the listener for postage.
If your poor sight means you are unable to read a newspaper then you are probably eligible to receive Forest Talk.
To find out more please contact us by phone on 0300 102 3970 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(0300 numbers are solely for charities and are charged at normal national rates – they are not premium rate numbers)