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Blind Scots Need Your Help, We Provide Daily Light
£90 Raised
18% of £500 goal
4 contributors
3 Years running
Mr G one of our blind listeners phoned me the other day, “there’s something wrong with my radio player.”
“Not a problem Mr G” says I. “It is” he tells me “I’ve got this lady friend ........" Read on to find out how we helped.
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Mr G one of our listeners phoned me the other day, “there’s something wrong with my internet radio player”
“Not a problem Mr G” says I.
“It is” he tells me “I’ve got this lady friend who comes round for her lunch every day and she and I listen to the Inside Soap magazine on my player.”
“OK” says I “how do we work that one out then”
“Well” he says “I’m the only one in my blind club who has your soap opera podcasts on my specially adapted player. You’ve heard the line come and see my sketches; well I invite the ladies round to listen to my player. No podcasts on my player, no lady friend for coffee and sandwiches.”

Prior to getting his Sonata Internet Radio and the 90 hours per week of podcasts from Cue and Review - "Print Speaking to the Blind" he was isolated in his home dependant on what his neighbours and family told him was going on outside. Now he tells them what is coming up on the telly, he starts the conversation about Coronation Street or about the murder he has heard about in the Evening Times. We got the technical problem sorted at our end but now we are dealing with his Guide Dog who can’t see in the dark.

Who’d have thought that lighting up times could be crucial for a Guide Dog? Mr G tells me that he doesn’t know when to switch his lights on and shut the curtains. “My dog is bouncing off the walls here”. Well not from now on as our volunteers are now able to add the local lighting up times into the podcasts.

Now his golden labrador can watch as Mr G has his lady friend round to listen to the podcasts and some hot coffee, but now with the curtains shut!
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