RNIB Talking Books Auction and Draw

North Tawton supports RNIB

Two annual charity auctions of donated items will be held in North Tawton this year in support of RNIB Talking Books Service.

The first in the Town Hall on Saturday 3rd December, with the opening service starting at 8 pm by the Revd Philip Wagstaff. Licensed bar applied for. Organised by Rose Dadds and friends, everyone is welcome to come along to the event. You’ll be able to bid for the best homemade sponges and cakes for miles around – all locally made and donated by friends and supporters – as well as hundreds of other items. Do come along and join in the fun – and grab yourself some Christmas bargains too! For more years than anyone can recall, the Dadds family and the people of North Tawton have supported the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Since counting began, well over £50,000 has been raised for RNIB’s Talking Book Service.

The second auction at The Fountain Inn is organised by Mervyn Stoneman in fond memory of his mother, who supported RNIB for many years. Mervyn is very proud to keep up the tradition of a monthly raffle and annual auction at the pub, with the help of Chris, Sarah, and loyal customers. There are many items to bid for, including tickets to a rugby match and a tea maker.

Over 50 new books for the RNIB Talking Book Library have been produced thanks to the people of North Tawton. Talking Books are a lifeline for people with sight loss who cannot read normal print – books might as well have their pages glued shut for people with sight loss. But this lifeline service means people with sight loss can read books that sighted folk somewhat take for granted. From Harry Potter to Agatha Christie – there are 15,000 titles in the library. You can find out more about the service on www.rnib.org.uk

Volunteers are always needed to help in many ways giving anything from 2 hours a year to 2 days a week. To find out more about volunteering for RNIB – please contact Sharon Woodhams on 01626 334375 or sharon.woodhams@rnib.org.uk.

RNIB Talking Books Auction and Draw

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