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.
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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.
Ten Blundell’s students recently spent a morning at school exploring the world of visual impairment, meeting and chatting with Jo Shute, Dave Horsman, Jo Fishwick with their guide dogs. There were exercises aplenty. Aided by Guide Dogs for the Blind, students were blindfolded and led, and also learned to lead. How do you make a cup... continue reading.
Head scratching, forehead furrowing, and frantic scribbling! Dick Busby, Quiz Master, was on brilliant form delivering many a brain teaser. Thanks to all our quizzers for coming along to the Riverside Club for the Spring MDM Quiz Night, which raised a total of £375.... continue reading.
Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from around Devon meet to give support totalling in excess of £50,000 to local charities and organisations. The Mid Devon Messenger was recently one of its fortunate recipients. We were invited to join the Masons for their charity evening at their Lodge in Uffculme. There were 25 charities and each... continue reading.
No, Cinderella didn’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight; she came to the rescue of the Mid Devon Messenger! Our laptop, which is used for recording the talking newspaper, broke down. It was well beyond its use-by date. The Tiverton Signpost Club’s panto performers found time within their busy Cinderella rehearsing schedule to donate a... continue reading.
Along with 63 other talking newspapers, Helen (Chair) and John (Chief Technician) attended this year’s Talking News Federation (TNF) Conference. There was a huge emphasis on assistive technology for people with sight loss. Some listeners may soon be asking us to deliver local audio news to their mobile phones, while also maintaining the present postal... continue reading.
Wonderful Withleigh has again supported us by donating the proceeds of their auction of produce at their Harvest Supper on 17th September. A warm welcome, great company, and a box full of goodies to take home to the kitchen – what more could you ask for! The £272 raised will help us to meet the... continue reading.
While for some at the Mid Devon Show the sunshine was interspersed with showers, at the ‘Seeing differently’ tent the atmosphere remained upbeat and positive all day …... continue reading.