02/06/2020: Vale Royal Talking Newspaper Receives Queens Award For Voluntary Service

The volunteers at the Vale Royal Talking Newspaper are delighted to announce that the charity has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Vale Royal Talking Newspaper is one of 230 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive this prestigious award this year.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (the MBE for volunteer groups) aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on June 2nd, the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

David Briggs MBE, KStJ, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, commented,

“I am very much aware of this Talking Newspaper and of the outstanding job which they do and the very real difference they make to so many people with sight loss. For many this is a truly important window for them into the world which they can no longer see. I am delighted that Vale Royal Talking Newspaper has received the recognition which it deserves and I send my thanks to each of the wonderful volunteers who keep this important service going. I do hope that I will soon be able to present this Award to the volunteers in person.”

26/03/2020: Corona Virus

Due to corona virus shut down and to protect our volunteers, we have had to suspend our recordings for the time being. If you require any information, please get in touch.