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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Talking Newspaper

The school are proud to voluntarily produce the Horncastle Talking Newspaper – this is a weekly audio recording of local news recorded onto memory sticks and distributed to the blind.

The talking newspaper is available to you if you are visually impaired or unable to read a traditional newspaper and is free of charge to listeners.

Producing the newspaper – each week our dedicated volunteers record the audio of a selection of articles from the local press.  The recording is duplicated onto USB memory sticks and placed into free post envelopes ready for Royal Mail to deliver. Recordings are usually with listeners every Saturday each week.

Help at hand – USB memory sticks can be played on your home computer or laptop. If you are a member of the Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society, you may be able to loan a USB player from them. The Friends of Horncastle and District Healthcare and Relief Fund is also available to individuals. You could apply for a grant of up to £500 which could include the purchase of your personal USB player. We also have a limited number of items to loan from school.

Contact – if you would like to receive the Talking Newspaper, please call us on 01507 522465, email us or write to us at:  Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, West Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5AD

A special thanks to the Ulverscroft Foundation who donated funding to purchase new equipment and a special thanks to the Horncastle News and Target Series which allow us to include the content of their publications without infringement of copyright.