RELEASED: 17:00 08. June 2019

Robin Christoforou (SADTN Treasurer) and Sue Fennell (SADTN Secretary and Chair of the St Albans Macular Group).

Robin Christoforou (SADTN Treasurer) and Sue Fennell (SADTN Secretary and Chair of the St Albans Macular Group).

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An audio news charity in St. Albans has been awarded the MBE equivalent for volunteer groups.



The St. Albans and District Talking Newspaper (SADTN) newspaper has been honored with the Queen's Award for Volunteer Service for 45 years serving the community.

It's a charity that produces an weekly audio program featuring 20 main stories from Herts Advertiser, contributions from Hertfordshire Life, interviews, event previews and book reviews.

SADTN was founded almost half a decade ago by a married couple from St. Albans and is sent on a memory stick to about 100 residents and published on their website.

The service is for visually impaired people who want to deal with local news.

SADTN Chairman Rob Pearman said: "[Thanks to] The many hundreds of volunteer readers, program producers, copy and sales teams, and other supporters who have over the past 45 years ensured that this important link for visually impaired residents has been retained at its original destination while content and reach have been expanded. "

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