Congratulations to everyone at East Shropshire Talking Newspaper (ESTN) on being presented with their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, it was presented to the charity by Anna Turner, the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire.
A Talking Newspaper (or TN) provides a selection of news from the local press in an audible form. ESTN is staffed by an entirely voluntary group of people, and since its inception in 1990, has provided a free weekly News and Features Audio Service for visually impaired people.
ESTN is a registered charity and, based in Telford, it provides a free weekly USB memory stick to its registered subscribers, and its content is made more widely available via the Internet, Smart Phone Apps, and the most widely used Smart Speakers.