We are sponsored by the local Rotary Clubs and supported by other donors. ERSTN is a voluntary organisation which provides a free service of local news to blind and visually impaired people, as well as others who have difficulty in reading. It is our aim to reach as many of these people as possible, to enhance their lives by helping them keep in touch with what is going on in their community.
Every Friday two presenters record onto USB memory sticks an mp3 audio file of up to ninety minutes of local news taken from the Surrey Comet and Surrey Advertiser newspapers. The memory sticks are then delivered free of charge through the post, usually to be received on a Saturday, and after listening, listeners return the sticks, again post free.
Most of our listeners play the memory sticks on a boom box which can be provided. Anyone having Amazon Prime can also ask Alexa listen. We also produce a Magazine for our listeners. This contains items of local interest taken from magazines as well as other items appealing particularly to our blind and visually impaired listeners.
If you want to know more, please feel free to contact us at email email@example.com. Our Helpline number is: 01784 435622. By Post to Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne Talking Newspaper, Rear of New Haw Community Centre, 65 Woodham Lane, New Haw.