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The committee this week decided to fill its vacant co-opted member place with the position of Events/Fundraising Officer.
This is an exciting and pivotal role within The committee and will entail organising fundraising & awareness events for the charity. It would also hold the liaison role between W&DTN and local groups and individuals who generously donate to us.
If you would be interested in this exciting new role in helping us develop our vital service to local blind and visually impaired folk, please get in contact via our email email@example.com.
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We will be holding our AGM on Thursday 22 October 2015 at 7.30pm at SS Peter & Paul Church Hall, Wisbech, PE13 1BW.
Everyone is welcome to attend to come and hear what we have been up to for the last 12 months.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Rose Fair Stall
4th July 2015
Bric-A-Brac & Raffle Prizes Needed…
We are ‘resurrecting’ our alternative raffle – which proved so popular at our NT4TN event last August. Alongside that, we will be selling bric-a-brac, as well has having our information board and publicity leaflets.
Good quality bric-a-brac
(no alcohol or plants)
You can give any donation to any committee member,or leave in the Peckover recording room any time before Thurs 25 June but clearly mark it and leave your name, or get in touch via the ‘contact us’ button here on the website and we will arrange to collect items.
We really would like this to be successful and raise lots of money for us to continue with our valuable work.
Our lovely bunch volunteers had their annual social ‘get together’ recently at the Black Bear in Walsoken, and a great evening was had by all. The staff made us feel very welcome, the food was delicious and the pub very kindly donated a bottle of wine to our raffle.
As we all beaver away in our own little teams,we don’t get to see much of the other teams we are not involved with,so it’s great when we do get together – good company, good food, good wine – now that’s what I call ‘team-building’!!!
We have received a generous donation from the Wisbech company Burall InfoSmart Ltd.
As a company they have a policy of not sending out Christmas cards, but to make donations to local charities and we are, yet again, a beneficiary.
Burall Infosmart Ltd has been a long-term supporter of the Wisbech & District Talking Newspaper and we thank them very much for its continued support in our work.
We recently received a generous donation of £500 from the Wisbech Masons.
Bob Kidger commented ‘Wisbech Freemans from the Gild of Holy Trinity Lodge No 6125 are pleased to be able to continue their support for the Wisbech Talking Newspaper, a charity that relies on donations, grants and fundraising to undertake its work supporting people in the local community with impaired vision’.
Isobel Shippey, Secretary for W&DTN said ‘We are absolutely delighted to receive this very generous donation from the Masons, who have regularly supported us over the past few years’.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for Wisbech & District Talking Newspaper?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to Wisbech & District Talking Newspaper to say thank you for shopping with them.
It’s really simple, and doesn’t cost you anything.
All you have to do is:
1. Go to:
2. Sign up for free
3. Get shopping – your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Wisbech & District Talking Newspaper. It couldn’t be easier!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Wisbech & District Talking Newspaper will be really grateful for your donations.
I’ve been doing it for quite a while and it really is so simple. Just remember we need to raise £1055 each year just to cover our fixed overheads, so this fundraising idea could really help to keep us going.
The committee has also got some great fundraising events planned for the rest of this year, so please ‘watch this space’ and do as much as you can to support our great cause.
Thank you for your continued support.
Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind will be holding a PhoneWatch event at the Bradbury Centre, Beckham Place, Norwich, NR3 3DZ on Wednesday 11 March 10am – 3pm.
Paul Porter from RNIB will be hosting the event which gives you the opportunity to talk about the phones they use, what they think of the accessibility features, should they use any, as well as having the chance to try out some of the new smart phones on the market. The event is running in conjunction with other exhibitors including Calibre, Dolphin and Optelec.
If you require further information please contact Edward Bates, Equipment & Information Centres Adviser, NNAB, on 01603 629558 or edbates