WINCHESTER Talking Newspaper (WTN), which provides free sound recordings of the Hampshire Chronicle to its 100 visually impaired listeners, needs to find new premises for a studio before the end of this year.

The charity is actively exploring opportunities but so far with no luck. WTN needs a room about 150-200sq ft with access to electricity and a WC.

WTN chairman John Richards said: "We have no regular income and rely on donations and bequests. We provide a vital lifeline to many blind or sight impaired listeners and our service will be put at serious risk if we can't find premises from which to operate. We are appealing for help."

WTN invites those who can help, either financially or with advice, to contact the charity by one of the methods below.

How to get in touch

1. Ring John Richards on 023 8073 2888

2. email on

3. Visit the WTN website – – and click on 'Studio Move' in the top right hand corner of the screen; people can leave a message.