East Shropshire Talking Newspaper For The Blind (ESTN) is based in Ketley and provides a FREE weekly USB memory stick of local news and features including items from the local press and other publications, such as Shropshire Magazine and Info sound, alongside items produced in-house by the ESTN team; covering a wide range of subjects and matters of interest.
Our current volunteering roles include:
We are staffed entirely by volunteers, and operate solely via voluntary donations from both individuals and organisations, for example Local Councils and Social organisations. We receive no government or private funding as a matter of course.
The service is free, and eligibility is that subscribers should either be registered as blind, or have close-up vision (with spectacles) of N12 or less. (This can be confirmed by an Ophthalmic Optician or Ophthalmologist). People with other forms of disability may also be eligible.
We also provide a USB (Memory Stick) player on permanent loan if the listener doesn’t have one of their own.
East Shropshire Talking Newspaper For The Blind
C/O Shropshire Star
(The above is our Postal Postcode – For Sat Navs, please use TF1 5DT)
Telephone: 01952 241888
This is an answerphone, but please do leave a message, including your name and number, as we pick these up regularly, and promise to respond as soon as possible.