VIDEO Our Charity Award winners want to help more listeners and Community Award winners talk of their World Record effort

Chairman of Sleaford and District Talking Newspaper Barbara Roberts accepted the Charity of the Year award and said with 40 volunteers split into five teams of readers they were well supported, but they need more listeners.

Chairman of Sleaford and District Talking Newspaper Barbara Roberts accepted the Charity of the Year award at Thursday’s Sleaford Town Awards night and said with 40 volunteers split into five teams of readers they were well supported, but they need more listeners.

Howard Sanders and Barbara Roberts Charity of the Year Sleaford and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind receive their award from members of Sleaford Muslim Community Association Nour Uddin and Nadim Aziz. EMN-150420-140652001

Howard Sanders and Barbara Roberts Charity of the Year Sleaford and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind receive their award from members of Sleaford Muslim Community Association Nour Uddin and Nadim Aziz. EMN-150420-140652001

She said: “There are people who just don’t know about the talking newspaper. If you know someone who is visually impaired and would like our talking newspaper which is totally free, please tell them about us.

“We are down to about 60 at the moment from 100.”

The service is prompt, being recorded and delivered within two days of local papers going to press.

Richard Wells and Dave Newman won the Community Award for their 48 hour cricket net session, raising over £16,000 for brain tumour research. They admitted they must have been crazy having hard balls flung at them as they fought to stay awake to achieve a new World Record.

We need more listeners.

Barbara Roberts, chairman of Sleaford and District Talking Newspaper for the blind
Managing director of Ray Butler Ltd Matt Cook presents the Community Award to Dave Newman and Richard Wells. EMN-150420-140630001

Managing director of Ray Butler Ltd Matt Cook presents the Community Award to Dave Newman and Richard Wells. EMN-150420-140630001