VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Very Special Person Needed! Could that be you? You can park the halo! Just bring a warm smile, sense of humour, a pinch of commitment, and mix with our team! We’re a welcoming bunch but we need you to come and co-ordinate us. We’re all volunteers for a talking newspaper, keeping people in... continue reading.
Stay Up to Date!
Intentions…. When the Mid Devon Messenger was founded in 1983, the intention was to provide a service to the blind, or partially sighted, or those with ‘a temporary or permanent incapacity or disability which makes reading a strain’. Now, over 35 years later, we are able to complete the delivery of that intention. The current... continue reading.
Farewell to Jill! Our dear friend, Jill Robson, has flown the Messenger nest after many years of recruiting and looking after our volunteers, as well as leading the Blundell’s team. Jill has been the heart and soul of the Messenger, but she’ll never be far away. We surprised her with a Zooming send-off, complete with... continue reading.
With the latest moves to supress the Covid-19 virus taking effect, the Mid-Devon Messenger will NOT be closing. Rather it has re-entered the living rooms, bedrooms, broom cupboards and home office space of the readers who will be keeping the ‘little yellow wallets’ popping through listeners’ letterboxes each week. We know just how important the... continue reading.
A little bit like the Government three-week reviews, here is another update on the howwhat and where your Mid Devon Messenger is coping during this pandemic.... continue reading.
Andrew and Sue Herniman, on behalf of the Tiverton Rotary Club, recently hosted a barbecue at their home in Tiverton to raise funds for the Mid Devon Messenger. A perfect evening was enjoyed by all, with late-Summer sunshine, delicious food, and time to meet and chat. The proceeds from the evening raised an astonishing £550. Thank you,... continue reading.
The Tiverton Lions Club donated a new CD player to the Mid Devon Messenger at a recent MDM Committee meeting. John Massey, Chief Technician, is seen here in the Messenger’s Studio demonstrating the CD player to Margaret Drew, President of the Lions Club. A CD is used to record music and an introduction by Judy... continue reading.
Dear Messenger As a Listener I would like to thank you all for a very enjoyable AGM last Saturday. It is always such a good opportunity for us to meet the people behind the voices that become so familiar to us over the weeks and to be able to offer them thanks in person. Every... continue reading.
We’re inviting Volunteers, Listeners and Friends to join us on Saturday 15 June at 11 o’clock in St George’s Hall, Fore Street, Tiverton for Fun, Food and Entertainment (oh – and a very little bit of an AGM!) You’ll bring the Fun, we’ll provide the Food, and local choir ‘In Harmony’ will do the Entertaining. So that... continue reading.
Mid Devon Messenger moves to ‘British Wireless for the Blind Fund’ (BWBF) streaming service. When Mid Devon Messenger launched it’s website in July 2018 it chose MixCloud as the host for its weekly recording on the site. It wasn’t perfect, but it did allow for listeners who looked at the website to hear about news... continue reading.