New equipment for sight charity after financial boost

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A charity which provides a vital service to the blind and partially sighted community has received a welcome financial boost.

Cue and Review Recording Service has been awarded a £500 grant from local property management firm Ross and Liddell as part of its community bursary scheme.

The Bishopbriggs-based charity has been running for 30 years and is the only service in the UK to upload newspaper recordings each day to the British Wireless Fund for the Blind’s Sonata Service.

Based in Bishopbriggs Media Centre, the charity continues to grow in popularity and the number of listeners using the service has doubled in the past two years.

It also offers podcasts, CDs and tapes on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, as well as running a radio school and transcribing print documents to audio.

Alastair McPhee, managing editor at Cue and Review, said: “We are thrilled to be a recipient of the Ross and Liddell community bursary scheme.

“The funding will be used to purchase new portable recording microphones which will allow interviews to be conducted outwith the studio to enhance the audio content we can deliver to our listeners.

“So many people rely on this service and we continue to look at ways to develop Cue and Review.

“In order to do this we 
require funding.”

Irene Devenny of Ross and Liddell, said: “The charity provides a much needed service to those who are blind and partially sighted and continues to go from strength to strength, which is a huge accolade for its volunteers.

“We hope the funding will go some way to improve its service.”