Southend Talking Newspaper is an independent registered charity.

There are Trustees, a Management Committee, and seven teams involved in the production of this audio news service.

Everyone of those is a volunteer. There are no paid staff.


The Chairman of the charity is Nigel Gayner, the Secretary is Eric Quarmby, and the Treasurer is Bryan Woodford.


If you want to discuss anything related to the management or performance of the charity, please contact the Chairman on 01702 305064


If you are interested in receiving the service, or you know someone who would like to try it, please telephone the Secretary on 01702 554536

or you can email us on



Southend Blind Welfare Organisation

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Talking Newspaper Federation