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Farewell to volunteer behind popular talking magazine

Abida Kabir sat at the table in the recording studio at Galloways with Chief Executive Stuart Clayton along with volunteers Tasnim Khalid and Nima Afzal.

Abida Kabir sat at the table in the recording studio at Galloways with Chief Executive Stuart Clayton along with volunteers Tasnim Khalid and Nima Afzal.

One of the first Asian talking magazines set up with support from Galloway’s Society for the Blind in Preston is saying thank you to its mainstay volunteer who is stepping down.

Abida Kabir has been running the service for blind and visually impaired Urdu speaking Asians.

Stuart Clayton Chief Executive from Galloway’s said: “We wanted to offer our sincere thanks and congratulations to Abida and her team of volunteers for their wonderful efforts over 18 years ensuring that community news and information has been accessible to people across the whole UK.

“It really is a great effort, sorting and editing the items, ensuring that volunteers are picked up and helping to fundraise for the service. This along with being a teacher, running a family and supporting other community initiatives.

“We have managed through our fundraising efforts and those of Abida and the local community to continue providing the service free of charge”.

Stuart added: “We know it’s not going to be an easy job to find a replacement and so are appealing for volunteers to help produce the audio magazine”

If you would like to know more about the service, would like to become a volunteer or would like to receive the free audio magazine, contact Kevin Lonergan at Galloway’s Society for the Blind on 01772 744148 or email kevin.lonergan@galloways.org.uk

 

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