Wisbech and District Talking Newspaper is bowled over by £275 donation from Gorefield Bowls Club

Ann Shippey (chairman of Wisbech and District Talking Newspaper), Isobel Shippey (secretary), Debra

Ann Shippey (chairman of Wisbech and District Talking Newspaper), Isobel Shippey (secretary), Debra Wright and Margaret Hunt (Gorefield Bowls Club) - Credit: Archant

The Wisbech and District Talking Newspaper was bowled over to receive a £275 donation from Gorefield Bowls Club at a recent charity lunch.

It is the largest amount the club’s raffle has ever raised and the charity was nominated by member Joan Dillnutt and Talking Newspaper secretary Isobel Shippey.

They attended the luncheon at the West End Inn on Leverington Road and gave a talk about the history of the charity, which was founded in 1978 by Ted Rigg, thanks to a large donation from Lance Hunter-Rowe.

Ms Shippey said: “This donation will help us to continue our great work in bringing local news to blind and visually impaired people.

“Losing your sight can very often make you feel isolated from your local community, and Talking Newspapers, all across the country, help people to still feel a part of their local community, and help alleviate that feeling of isolation.”


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The Talking Newspaper is always looking for new volunteers to help. For more information, visit: www.wtdn.co.uk email talkingnewspaperwisbech@gmail.com or phone 07883 428954.

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