More support for “talking books” for the blind

Andy Cartwright Uncategorized

For the second year running, the volunteers who run the ‘Bazaar’ shop at the Kenilworth Lions Store at John Price House in Farmer Ward Road are delighted to have been able to provide financial support for the De Montfort Talking Books Service (DMTBS), with a donation of £650.

DMTBS is based at the Kenilworth Library, is run by about 24 volunteer staff, and opens from Monday to Friday each week. It has a library of about 5,000 book titles on tape cassette and a growing collection of titles recorded on more convenient MP3 memory sticks.

The donation will enable the Service to buy about 60 new audio books. Listening to these books will give great pleasure and enjoyment to many of the 200 blind people who are members of the talking books library and who live in the county of Warwickshire.

The Lions Bazaar is open every Saturday morning through the year excluding holiday weekends, between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm. It sells many collectables, glassware, crockery, household kitchen items, ornaments, vases, pictures and toys donated by members of the public.

Donations of items for onward sale can be made by calling into the Store, or via the Lions web site http://www.kenilworthlionsclub.co.uk/. New volunteers are always welcome, so if you like the idea of joining a friendly team and helping to raise money for more local good causes, do drop in during shop-opening hours and have a chat.

Pictured L to R: Judy Lee, Sylvia Curtis, Jane Inshaw, Phil Inshaw (Kenilworth Lions President), Val Stene (DMTBS), Chris Jackson, Bob Jones (DMTBS), Caroline Robertson and Pam Cartwright.