Waveney Words welcomes donation from Rotary Club of Diss and District
A talking newspaper's fears over dropping donations and rising costs have been alleviated thanks to a rotary club's donation.
The Rotary Club of Diss and District gave £1,000 to the area's talking newspaper, Waveney Words.
"We have about 40 listeners and donations have reduced," said treasurer Tony Moore.
"We were concerned as, on top of rising costs, a piece of the more expensive recording equipment may need repairing or replacing, and we couldn't cover it from our funds.
"The rotary club has stepped in for the third time to help us continue our work."
Waveney Words was established in 1986, with help from the rotary club.
Over the years, the service has drawn in hundreds of listeners and made the transition to digital in 2010, replacing cassettes with memory sticks and players, also aided by the club.
"We are very grateful for the donation, which will enable us to keep going," said association chairman Audrey Moskowitz.
"As a partially-sighted listener myself, I know how much I enjoy hearing the local news, interviews and information about activities and products of help to blind and partially-sighted people.
"We would welcome more listeners, as our many volunteers put in countless hours to produce the bi-weekly talking newspaper for a diminishing audience."
Rotary club president Alison Bannister said she encouraged people to use Waveney Words' service.
"The service is professional and keeps people who may feel isolated in touch with what is happening locally," she added.