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Talking newspaper plea

PUBLISHED: 10:44 18 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:03 12 July 2010

A talking newspaper is calling on local and national celebrities to come forward to help celebrate its 600th edition.

Waveney Words was launched more than 20 years ago for blind and partially-sighted people in south Norfolk and north Suffolk and distributes tapes to about 70 listeners every fortnight.

A talking newspaper is calling on local and national celebrities to come forward to help celebrate its 600th edition.

Waveney Words was launched more than 20 years ago for blind and partially-sighted people in south Norfolk and north Suffolk and distributes tapes to about 70 listeners every fortnight.

Officials from the newspaper, which is recorded at the Diss Mercury office in Mere Street, Diss, are now calling on famous figures to record a message for their 600th edition on May 27.

The charity, which involves 50 volunteers and several local businesses, began recording in April 1986.

Trevor Freeborn, secretary, said Waveney Words provided a valuable free service for blind and partially-sighted people, with three of its listeners living more than 150 miles away.

For more information, contact chief technician David Holland on 01379 643020.

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