St Albans talking newspapers stalwart stands down
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ROBIN has flown but his successor is full of praise for his achievements.
Robin Christoforou has retired after four years as chairman of local charity Talking Newspaper which provides a free service to blind and partially-sighted citizens around the district
But he will continue as one of the programme editors providing a weekly local news audio which is free to all residents with a visual impairment and includes a selection of letters and stories from the latest edition of the Herts Advertiser.
Incoming chairman, Rob Pearman, paid credit to the work of his predecessor: “Robin has led the move into new technology and has handed over a very sound operation run entirely by volunteers. We are committed now to reaching out to make sure that there is no-one in the community – from the far south to the far north of the district – who could benefit from our free service but is perhaps not yet aware of what we provide”.
St Albans District’s Talking Newspaper will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year – a long history that includes support from BBC journalists such as Bill Hamilton as well as local celebrities including the late Eric Morecambe and Philip Madoc.
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