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Free access to audiobooks for Moray MSers!

posted 30 Jan 2013, 03:31 by Alan B.   [ updated 19 Apr 2013, 03:13 ]
I have just heard from the national charity Listening Books who have obtained funding to help people in Moray. Some people with MS have dexterity problems, others have difficulties with eyes or with vertigo - all adding up to making reading books difficult. Audiobooks can be a great alternative, giving access to the world of books and reading without having to handle the printed versions. Here is what Listening Books have said:

Listening Books – free audiobooks for people in Moray

Listening Books is a registered charity providing a vital audiobook library service to over 27,000 people across the UK who struggle to read books in the usual way due to an illness, disability or learning difficulty.  Members can choose from thousands of fantastic audiobooks on a range of formats to suit their needs – MP3 CDs sent through the post, internet streaming or downloading onto a portable device.  

In order to extend its reach, Listening Books regularly applied for funding to provide free membership places for those who would find the usual membership fees (ranging from £20 to £45 a year) a barrier to joining. The charity is delighted to have recently been awarded funding for people living in the Moray area. If you or someone you know would benefit from this offer, please contact Roisin Armstrong on 020 7407 9416 or email roisin@listening-books.org.uk

The Listening Books library boasts fiction and non-fiction titles and covers many popular genres.  We provide National Curriculum set texts and study guides for our younger members while many of our older members find our audiobooks a welcome relief from the pain, boredom or loneliness brought about by an illness or disability.

So if this rings bells for you, give Roisin a call on 020 7407 9417 or email roisin@listening-books.org.uk

I'll also have some application forms available at the next Moray MS Support Group meeting on 8th February at 11.00am at the Oaks, Elgin.