All nineteen of us – editors, readers, technicians, despatchers, trustees and administrators – are volunteers. Some have been involved in the talking newspaper for over a decade.* CDTN is a member of the national Talking Newspaper Federation.
* Some History: A south Durham TN started by Les and Betty Rawe with the Bishop Auckland Red Cross some 35 years ago was later run alongside the Durham Blind Society’s north Durham edition. When, in December 2014, the now renamed ‘VIPS’ charity closed, its talking newspaper team immediately set up CDTN so the service might continue. Our signature tune was created by Canterbury musician Jamie Dams.