Recent News & Forthcoming Events:

2017 Annual General Meeting The AGM will take place at SRSB on Mappin Street at 7.00 pm on Thursday 19th October everyone is invited to attend. Our guest speaker will be Nancy Fielder, editor of the Sheffield Star. The minutes of the 2016 AGM can be found here.

We have a supply of memory sticks and memory stick readers, which are easy to use and have an earphone socket for those who want one.

£700 donation for STN

Sheffield roofing specialist, Martin-Brooks, delivered an early festive gift to Sheffield Talking News, donating £700 from its annual charity fund. Mary Callaghan, Chair of STN received the cheque on behalf STN at a reception in December. Mary said. "It is with the greatest pleasure that we accept the cheque from Martin Brooks. The donation will enable us to continue to serve our clients weekly and help us keep up to date technically."

STN was one of six local organisations that included Amy’s Retreat, Cavendish Cancer Care, Rowan School, South Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre and St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme who benefitted from the Martin Brooks fund. All organisations provide a valuable local service to the Sheffield Community and rely solely on donations from businesses and the public to survive.

Martin-Brooks has now raised more than £20,000 for its chosen charities and this is the third time each of the six organisations has received donations. The firm is committed to reaching its £25,000 target, set to mark its 25th anniversary, through the continued success of its annual golf day and various personal challenges undertaken by its team.

John Elmore, Martin-Brooks’ managing director, said: "It is hugely satisfying to be handing over another substantial amount of money to our nominated charities and to meet again the fantastic people who work so tirelessly and selflessly for the benefit of our city. We are pleased to know our support is appreciated and to learn how the money we raise makes a difference to these small, yet vital organisations. It has given us the boost we need to push on to our £25,000 target with renewed vigour."


Chair, Mary Callaghan (front second right) of Sheffield Talking News, one of six recipients of local roofing specialists Martin-Brooks local charity fund.
Chair, Mary Callaghan (front second right) of Sheffield Talking News, one of six recipients of local roofing specialists Martin-Brooks local charity fund.

Links to other services of possible interest to our listeners:
Lipreading at SRSB Tuesdays http://www.lipreading.org.uk
Sheffield In Focus
The local radio show that is of particular interest to people with low or no vision. Every Tuesday at 3pm on Sheffield Live 93.2 FM and on the internet at www.sheffieldlive.orgFor more details contact Trina by email infocus@sheffieldlive.org
The City Wide Alarm Service
The City Wide Alarm Service
For full information on services and charges please click on the website above.
The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
have their own web site with additional useful links here: http://www.srsb.org.uk/links.html
Macular Disease Society
http://www.macularsociety.org
For details of groups, social activities, courses to advice centres and practical help for the over 50s in Sheffield log onto: http://www.oldersheffield.org.uk For details of the services provided by Age Concern in Sheffield log onto: http://www.ageconcernsheffield.org.uk
The Talking News Federation is an umbrella organisation which offers help and guidance to Local Talking Newspapers and other organisations providing audio services to blind and partially sighted people. Off The Shelf Festival
This is an annual Festival of Reading and Writing organized by the Libraries and Arts Service of Sheffield City Council
www.offtheshelf.org.uk