Grapevine keeps visually impaired people in the Great Yarmouth area in touch with local news.
Each week Grapevine produces a one hour recording of local news, features and items of special interest to visually impaired people in the Great Yarmouth area. It is recorded on a Friday evening for delivery on a Saturday morning where possible. The digital recording is saved on a USB memory stick and each listener is provided with a dedicated player which enables them to listen to the broadcast.Why the community needs us
Almost 200 listeners receive the recording each week. This enables them to keep abreast of local news and information relevant to them so that their sight problems do not isolate them from the community.Our impact on the community
The broadcasts are well received by the listeners and we often receive praise from them and their relatives for the service which we provide. They really appreciate the news, events and articles which aim to help them and expand their interests.
Volunteers are always welcome. Grapevine particularly needs helpers in the following two areas:Editorial staff - be part of a team to gather relevant articles from the local press and edit as necessary for broadcasting.Readers - able to read pre-prepared material on air in a lively, interesting manner